Looking for a healthy and nutritional dish to go with your lunch or dinner? Try Spinach salad! It has a lot of varieties actually but you can prepare it the way you want as long as you throw in all the main ingredients. Plus, it is high in nutritional value that is why it is one of the favorites among kids and adults.
Spinach salad is often preferred by those who want to have adequate supply of essential vitamins and minerals. Even weight-watchers whip their own version for Spinach salad because of its low-caloric quality as most green salad does. Be careful with the dressing though as they can make Spinach salad high in calories.
You may also serve this delicious salad as your appetizer, main course, dessert or side dish. It is best to give your kids Spinach salad so that you can ensure that they are healthy and can enjoy their ‘salad days.’
How To Make Spinach Salad;
As main course, some people add chicken, shrimp and even beef to their Spinach salad to complete. Get all the following ingredients ready and serve within 20 minutes.
- Fresh Spinach, cut into bite size
- Strawberries, sliced
- Soy blue cheese crumbles or feta cheese – 4 oz.
How To Make The dressing;
- Red wine vinegar – 3 tbsp.
- Orange juice – 3 tbsp.
- Canola oil – 1½ tbsp.
- Dry Mustard – ¼ tsp.
- Poppy seeds – 1/3 tsp.
Remember first that the size of each ingredient may vary depending on how much you plan to make. The given sizes are enough to make bowl of Spinach salad.
Mix the dressing ingredients and cool in the fridge. While waiting, prepare the main ingredients. Combine spinach, sliced strawberries, and cut oranges in a bowl. Add the dressing and toss to saturate evenly. Add cashew nuts and sliced cheese. Usually though, the cashews and cheese are added upon serving for garnish.
Carefully select the spinach you use for you salad. Vibrant green guarantees you get high vitamin C, which also keeps the other nutrient contents of Spinach called phytonutrients which include lutein, carotenoids, and zeaxanthin well-preserved. Spinach salad can provide all the macronutrients that the body needs.
Spinach, especially baby ones are also high in anti-oxidants. These help fight cancer-causing free radicals. Additionally, Spinach aids in warding off cardiovascular difficulties, inflammation, bone problems and eye problems among others and…