Rainbow Spinach Salad
Juicy oranges, red beets and bright green spinach form the rainbow for this nutrition-packed salad.

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Picture of of spinach leaves Rainbow Spinach Salad

Want to pump up the nutritional value of your lunch salad? Trade the iceberg lettuce for spinach, and then mix in red beets and oranges for a salad rich with antioxidants and vitamins A and C.

Makes 4 servings

1 lb spinach, washed, dried and chopped
1 cup canned sliced beets
2 medium oranges, peeled and sectioned

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons orange juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon water
1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Put spinach in a bowl and add beets and oranges. For the dressing, combine the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer until the liquid is reduced by about one-third. Let cool, then drizzle dressing over salad.

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories 178
Fat 7 g
Saturated fat 0.5 g
Protein 4 g
Carbohydrates 21 g
Fiber 5 g
Sodium 92 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Created on 09/13/2007
Updated on 06/12/2012
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