RECIPE IDEA: Crunchy Sweet Spinach Salad
Hi. It’s Lois at Recipe Idea Shop, telling you about Crunchy Sweet Spinach Salad, a quick side salad to add to your supper. The nice, deep green spinach provides lots of Vitamin K (good for preventing heart disease, clotting your blood, and building strong bones) and essential minerals and the oranges add vitamins, folate, potassium, and sweetness. Cucumbers and celery provide the crunch. We like to add Brianna’s (vegan) Poppyseed Dressing to this salad.
Take a look at this Mandarin orange (did you know they are tangerines?) nutrition information from Self Nutrition Data:
Four Ingredients in Crunchy Sweet Spinach Salad
This Crunchy Sweet Spinach Salad has only four ingredients and takes just a couple minutes to throw together. I try to keep small containers of Mandarin oranges on hand to add that sweetness to salads and casseroles. The complete salad is light, refreshing and good for you.
Do you eat a salad every day? No? Neither do I, but I aspire toward that goal. A good salad can provide wonderful fiber, Vitamin K and iron, and loads of other nutritional benefits. Salads have been known to lower blood sugar and blood pressure, too.
Serve it with a delightful, Grilled Spatchcocked Chicken and you have an amazing meal. I think you’re gonna love it.
I only used a chef’s knife and cutting board for this salad. What would you use?
Crunchy Sweet Spinach Salad
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 stalk celery diced
- 1/2 cucumber diced
- 1 6- ounce container of mandarin orange slices drained
- Place all the ingredients on a plate in an attractive manner.
- Top with your favorite salad dressing or a squeeze of lemon juice.
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