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**Sapphire**
12-18-2007, 02:12 PM
Hearty and healthy, make this salad your specialty



From "Stop and Smell the Rosemary, Recipes and Traditions to Remember," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox newsletter.


INGREDIENTS FOR WARM BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE:


1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds
2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
INGREDIENTS FOR SALAD:


2 pounds fresh spinach, torn and coarse stems discarded
2 red bell peppers, roasted, seeded, and cut into strips
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
TO PREPARE:

Warm Balsamic Vinaigrette: Combine vinegar, mustard, honey, and poppy seeds in a small saucepan. Whisk in oil. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Remove from heat.

Salad: Arrange spinach on individual plates and drizzle with vinaigrette. Top with red pepper strips, goat cheese, and red onion.

SERVES: 4 - 6