Summer Picnic Series Tip #3 (Judy's Summer Spinach Salad)
Add spinach to your salad for an antioxidant boost!
Tired of the same old salad? Try this fresh twist by incorporating one of summer’s sweetest treats: strawberries. Not to mention, you’re getting a vitamin-packed side dish by using spinach, another one of nature’s most antioxidant-rich foods.
Ingredients and Instructions:
In a large bowl, toss together:
1 pound baby spinach
1 quart strawberries, sliced
In a separate bowl, whisk together:
1/3 cup canola oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Sweeten to taste with sucralose (Splenda®)
Pour dressing mixture over the spinach and strawberries and toss to coat.
Sprinkle the following over the top and serve immediately:
¼ cup walnuts or pine nuts
¼ cup light feta cheese
Makes 8 servings.
Tip: Serve as a refreshing appetizer or try a larger portion topped with grilled chicken as a healthy entrée.
Nutrition Information (per side-size serving):
135 calories, 10 g carbohydrate, 3 g protein, 10 g fat.
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