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Spinach Salad

Note: This recipe is especially for teens with lactose intolerance, who need to limit or avoid dairy products.

Prep time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach, torn in bite size pieces
  • ½ cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 4 ounces soy blue cheese crumbles
  • ¼ cup cashews

Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1½ tablespoons canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/3 teaspoon poppy seeds

Directions:

  1. Mix dressing ingredients and whisk together. Refrigerate to cool if desired.
  2. Mix the fruit and spinach together.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and mix well to coat evenly.
  4. Divide salad among 4 plates (about 2 cups each plate).
  5. Sprinkle cashews and soy blue cheese over the top of each salad plate.

Serves: 4

Serving size: about 2 cups

Nutritional analysis (per serving):

229 calories
11 g protein
12 g fat
3 g sat fat
24 g carbohydrate
2 g fiber
66 mg cholesterol
549 mg sodium
276 mg calcium
3.9 mg iron

Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.

Variations and suggestions:
This salad can be served as a side dish — or add some chicken to it and make it a meal!

Reviewed by: Rupal Christine Gupta, MD
Date reviewed: July 2015