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Zesty Strawberry & Spinach Salad

Spinach is a great source of iron, however it is in a form that is not easily absorbed into the body. The vitamin C found in strawberries helps to enhance the absorption of iron from spinach.This recipe is also loaded with antioxidants to help prevent disease! 

Serves: 1 cup

Time: 3-5 minutes

Ingredients

1 bag (5-7 oz) baby spinach

1 bag (5-7 oz) mixed greens

2 ½ cups fresh strawberries,washed/quartered

1 container (4 oz) fresh blueberries, washed

½ cup chopped red onion

½ cup toasted pine nuts*

1 cup feta cheese

½ - ¾ cup low-fat poppy seed dressing, or raspberry vinaigrette

 

Directions

  1. In a large salad bowl, combine baby spinach, mixed greens, strawberries, blueberries, and red onion.
  2. Drizzle with dressing, add pine nuts, and toss
  3. Sprinkle with feta cheese as desired.

*To toast pine nuts – place skillet over medium heat and add pine nuts once skillet is warm.  Cook for 3-5 minutes constantly stirring until pine nuts are lightly browned.