Marinated red onion, spinach and pine nut salad

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Lunch with friends has never been so laid back, this recipe takes just 25 minutes and serves 4. Marinating the onions gives them a lovely sweet and sour flavour and takes away some of the rawness.



  • red onion 1, halved and sliced
  • caster sugar 1 tbsp
  • red wine vinegar 2 tbsp
  • young spinach 100g
  • pine nuts 4 tbsp, toasted
  • olive oil
  • cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • natural yoghurt 150ml


  • Step 1

    Put the red onions in a bowl and toss with the sugar and vinegar. Leave for 10-15 minutes to soften.

    Put the spinach in a large serving dish. Drain the onions then scatter over the spinach with the pine nuts.

  • Step 2

    Heat 2 tbsp olive oil and add the cumin seeds. When they start to pop, take off the heat and stir into the yoghurt.

    Drizzle over the salad and serve.