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Spinach Greens with Gorgonzola

Spinach Greens with Gorgonzola
This is a quick, delicious salad that takes only twenty minutes to prepare. The dressing suggestions and modifications to balance your dosha are below.

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  • 2 pounds washed and stemmed spinach (bitter, astringent)
  • ¼ cup sliced radishes (pungent)
  • ½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (sweet, sour)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or currants (sweet, sour, astringent)
  • 1 cup honey-glazed walnuts, optional--recipe follows (sweet)

Toss all ingredients together and arrange on plates.

Honey-Glazed Walnuts, optional

  • ½ teaspoon ghee (sweet)
  • 1 cup walnut pieces (sweet)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (sweet)

1. Heat the ghee in a skillet. Toss in the walnuts and sauté for two minutes or until golden.

2. Remove from heat. Add the honey and coat the walnuts well. Let cool completely before using.

Adding a little bit of salt to the dressing adds in this taste to make the salad a six taste meal. Here are a few ways to tailor this recipe with dressings to balance your dosha:

  • Vata: Choose a poppy seed dressing (sweet) or a salad dressing made with a base of olive oil or sesame oil.
  • Pitta: A sweet or astringent dressing made with olive oil will help pacify Pitta. Also, try adding avocado (sweet, astringent).
  • Kapha: Try a Dijon mustard dressing (pungent) or your favorite spicy salad dressing. Reduce or completely eliminate the Gorgonzola cheese and add half a cup of cooked garbanzo beans (astringent) instead.

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