Please note that this recipe is not AIP/Paleo. However, I’m looking forward to changing the recipe to make it compliant soon.
My husband is typically not a fan of salads. I think it’s a guy thing. I love them and I’ve been looking for ways to make him love them too. I tried to pull together a few things he does love like spinach, grains, and fruit into a salad. It worked! We’ve already had this salad twice this week.
I’m not always a fan of fruit in savory dishes but it’s the perfect fruit to cut the vinegar in the pickled onions and dressing. You don’t even realize they’re there until you bite into a little bit of sweetness.
Feel free to serve the salad and pour the dressing over the individual servings. I usually do this unless I’m feeding a crowd. I don’t like soggy salad leftovers and it’s the best way to avoid it.
Spinach Salad with Barley, Grapes and Pickled Red Onions
- To make the dressing, combine the vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup, pepper, salt and garlic powder in a jar and then set aside.
- To make the salad, layer the spinach, barley, pickled onions and grapes on a serving plate.
- Shake the dressing and then pour over the salad.
- Give the salad a toss and then serve.