Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fruity Spinach Salad for Summer


Story:
Is it true that - If something tastes really good it must not be "healthy"? I don't know.. This recipe is quite tasty and it doesn't appear to be unhealthy.. but then.. who am I to say what is healthy and what is not.

Just reading this blog can tell you how conscious I am about my calorie intake ;-) Also, people don't seem to agree on what is "healthy" - e.g. Is spinach a good source of iron?

Anyways .. back to this recipe.. I like baby spinach in my salad and I love fruits. I got inspired from the Apple-Goat Cheese salad recipe that Rupangi gave me and came up with a variation suitable for summer.

Source: Fertile mind and inspiration from my dear friend Rupangi Patel

Time: 20-30 minutes

Ingredients:
For 3-4 people
  • 1 bag of baby spinach leaves - or generic salad mix should work as well
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Raspberry salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup canned tangerines and 1/2 cup dried cranberries or 1 cup fresh raspberries

Recipe:

Mix the red wine vinegar and raspberry dressing before adding to the salad.
Add rest of the ingredients to a salad bowl, add the dressing and mix lightly without breaking the fruit.

Goes very well with BBQ food.

With tangerines and cranberries

4 comments:

  1. Two for the week- that's a record! Also- I can vouch for this recipe, but I would also give credit to a certain Desai :)

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  2. I'll take a you pick two - half of this salad and half of your portobellla sandwich (minus the mushroom or may be I could at least try it)! Good going for this week :)

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  3. my kids do not like spinach! and I have to grind it and only then add to the salad

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