Summertime is all about fresh eating! Grab some greens, add a few pantry items to the mix, and you can eat well for days. This salad, which is great for lunch or as a dinner side, features lots of tender spinach with shallots, plus delicious smoked salmon and canned artichoke hearts, topped with a creamy dressing. Healthy, simple, and delicious — it’s a nutritious salad that’s perfect for busy summer days.
Next time you’re at the store, pick up staples like artichoke hearts and smoked salmon, or other favorites like nuts, olives, dried fruit, or preserved meats, and then make a salad you’ll look forward to!
Smoked Salmon and Spinach Salad with Artichoke Hearts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
sea salt and pepper to taste
4 cups baby spinach leaves, rinsed
1 shallot, minced
4 ounces smoked salmon
1 can artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
To make the dressing, whisk the lemon juice into the olive oil. Add the Dijon and horseradish, and a small pinch of sea salt.
Place the spinach and shallot in a large bowl. Drizzle with half the dressing, and toss to coat. Arrange the artichoke hearts and smoked salmon on top; finish with another drizzle of dressing and sea salt and pepper to taste.