Curried Spinach Walnut and Orange Salad

Course : Chinese
Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup golden raisins
10 ounces spinach -- torn
3 medium scallions -- chopped
1 large orange -- diced
1/2 cup walnuts
1/3 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon madras curry powder
1 recipe chutney to taste -- see recipe
1 teaspoon salt and pepper
1 package pita halves
-----GINGER-RAISIN CHUTNEY-----
1 1/2 cups ginger -- chopped
1 medium green chili -- seeded, chopped
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons golden raisins
1 dash salt
 

Preparation / Directions:

Soak raisins in boiled water until they are plumped. Drain and dry with paper towels. Combine spinach, scallions, orange, walnuts and raisins in a large salad bowl. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, sugar, cumin, curry powder, chutney (see directions below), salt and pepper. Pour dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat. Serve immediately surrounded by warm pita halves. CHUTNEY: Combine all ingredients in a blender. Process until smooth. Add a little water if necessary to make a smooth paste. Chill in the refrigerator. Keeps in the fridge for 1 week. Makes 1 cup.


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