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Simple Spinach Vinaigrette Salad
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  1. Step 1

    Wash & clean all your ingredients. Remove all the stems from your mushrooms and spinach.

I've heard that you don't need to wash mushrooms, I still do for some reason.

    Wash & clean all your ingredients. Remove all the stems from your mushrooms and spinach.

    I've heard that you don't need to wash mushrooms, I still do for some reason.

  2. Step 2

    Get your spinach into a manageable pile on your cutting board.

    Get your spinach into a manageable pile on your cutting board.

  3. Step 3

    Slice it 3-6 times depending on how big the leaves are. 

Mine were pretty big in this case.

    Slice it 3-6 times depending on how big the leaves are.

    Mine were pretty big in this case.

  4. Step 4

    Slice your tomato kind of like a sunrise pattern, so that all the slices will end in a point.

    Slice your tomato kind of like a sunrise pattern, so that all the slices will end in a point.

  5. Step 5

    Then slice it one more time length wise.

*Tip: Cold tomatos are much easier to slice and work with. Maybe even put it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to prep it.

    Then slice it one more time length wise.

    *Tip: Cold tomatos are much easier to slice and work with. Maybe even put it in the freezer for 5-10 minutes to prep it.

  6. Step 6

    Slice up a 1/2 of an onion in as thin of strips as possible.

Your cuts should go from base to top, not sideways across the onion's "waste"

    Slice up a 1/2 of an onion in as thin of strips as possible.

    Your cuts should go from base to top, not sideways across the onion's "waste"

  7. Step 7

    Put your onion strips into a glass of ice water for a few minutes.

This is a great trick that a friend taught me to make the spiciness of an onion milder, while making it even more delicious.

    Put your onion strips into a glass of ice water for a few minutes.

    This is a great trick that a friend taught me to make the spiciness of an onion milder, while making it even more delicious.

  8. Step 8

    Get your mushrooms and clean out any remaining bits of the stem.

    Get your mushrooms and clean out any remaining bits of the stem.

  9. Step 9

    Slice them up in about 1/4 inch thick pieces.

After slicing then crumble them into smaller chunks with your fingers to give them a more natural look.

    Slice them up in about 1/4 inch thick pieces.

    After slicing then crumble them into smaller chunks with your fingers to give them a more natural look.

  10. Step 10

    First place your *spinach into your serving bowl.
Next the tomatoes go around the outside base of the leaves.
Then sprinkle your mushroom crumbles around the outside of the base.

Think volcano ;)

*Spinach Tip: Lift the leaves and drop them a couple times after putting them in the bowl. You want them to be light and airy.

    First place your *spinach into your serving bowl.
    Next the tomatoes go around the outside base of the leaves.
    Then sprinkle your mushroom crumbles around the outside of the base.

    Think volcano ;)

    *Spinach Tip: Lift the leaves and drop them a couple times after putting them in the bowl. You want them to be light and airy.

  11. Step 11

    Just about finished! Grab your onions out of your ice water and give them a couple of shakes. Then lightly place them on the top of your volcano… salad…

Put the dressing on the table so everyone can enjoy the salad just as they like.

    Just about finished! Grab your onions out of your ice water and give them a couple of shakes. Then lightly place them on the top of your volcano… salad…

    Put the dressing on the table so everyone can enjoy the salad just as they like.

  12. Step 12

    Now you made it, don't forget to take a Cooksnap photo to upload below! Recipe authors always LOVE to hear from you and see how their recipe turned out in your kitchen.

    Now you made it, don't forget to take a Cooksnap photo to upload below! Recipe authors always LOVE to hear from you and see how their recipe turned out in your kitchen.

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