Would you like a totally delicious way to fit more spinach into your eating plan? Try this salad. It’s one of my favourites. I make it all the time. When I serve it to company, they always ask for the recipe. It contains not one, but three superstar ingredients: spinach, blueberries and almonds. The dressing is fast, easy and definitely tasty. Enjoy!
Serves 2 to 4 people (two meal size or four side salads)
8 cups (2 L) spinach
1 cup (250 mL) blueberries
½ cup (125 mL) light feta cheese
¼ cup (60 mL) slivered almonds
Salad Dressing Ingredients:
1.5 tbsp (22.5 mL) extra virgin olive oil
1.5 tbsp (22.5 mL) maple syrup
2 tsp (10 mL) fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp (1 mL) freshly ground pepper
Please note: Toasting the almonds is optional, but it does intensify their flavour. For less calories and fat, use less feta cheese. For more lemon flavour, add lemon zest to dressing too.
- Whisk together all salad dressing ingredients.
- Place spinach (pre-washed), blueberries, feta cheese and almonds in a large bowl.
- Gently toss salad with dressing and serve.
Nutritional Information Per Small Serving (2 ½ cups/625 mL): 190 calories, 12 g fat, 3 g saturated fat, 14 g carbohydrates, 9 g sugars, 3 g fibre, 6.5 g protein, 185 mg sodium