I am so into spinach right now – but so not into the washing of it. Has anyone figured out a way to wash it and have it be fun or easy? I hate how cold my hands get and how tedious it is. I usually use the method of throwing it all into a clean sink full of cold water, give it a few squeezes and let the dirt settle for ten minutes or so.. then repeat.
So better techniques anyone? I know you can buy it in prewashed bags and that does make it easier but you still need to rinse that stuff since it is done with chemicals and it is way more expensive. If anyone needs a good business idea invent something that washes and dries greens, but I want a cut of the profits :).
[print_this]Spinach, Feta, Kalamata and Walnut Salad
spinach, washed and torn unless it is baby leaves
kalamata olives, pitted and roughly chopped
fresh tomatoes, diced
salt and pepper
Use the ratio of 1lb of spinach to one handful of everything else. For the dressing mix a teaspoon or more of mustard to a lemon juiced with lots of pepper and a bit of salt. Toss just before serving.[/print_this]