Maple Spinach-Ham Salad

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2 portions
Metric Imperial


  • 1 large package of spinach, washed well
  • 1/2 lb ham
  • 1 large red onion, cut into medium cubes
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 1 tsp Svanetian salt (or garlic salt)
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated
  • Pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp maple vinegar (or cider or wine vinegar)


  1.   Bring salted water to the boil in a saucepan and cook the spinach for 2 minutes. Drain, then rinse with cold water. Squeeze out as much water with your hands as you can. Chop coarsely and set aside.
  2. Cut the fat from the ham and cube finely. Cut the ham into julienne strips. Put a skillet on medium-low heat and render the fat, then soften the onion in it. Increase heat to medium-high and add the butter, maple syrup, the Svanetian salt, nutmeg, pepper, and the julienned ham. Sauté a few minutes and lightly caramelize.
  3. Add the chopped spinach and stir until heated through. Stir in the vinegar and adjust the seasoning as needed. Serve immediately.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.