Spinach Salad with Blueberries and Lime Vinaigrette

This is the perfect summer salad combination: tender lutein-rich spinach, anti-oxidant-filled blueberries, and a tangy lime vinaigrette to help your body absorb the iron in the spinach.

Besides, the flavors are absolutely marvelous together. Light, fast, and refreshing:

INGREDIENTS

4 cups (about 4 ounces) baby spinach
1/4 cup mint leaves
Juice of 1/2 lime
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon chopped shallot
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1. Place the spinach in a large mixing bowl. Stack the mint leaves and cut them crosswise into thin strips. Toss in with spinach.

2. For the dressing, combine the lime juice, vinegar, shallot, and salt in a small bowl. Whisk in the oil. Season to taste with pepper.

3. Pour the dressing over the greens, tossing to coat lightly. Divide the dressed spinach among 4 salad plates. Sprinkle the blueberries over the spinach. Serve immediately.

Serves 4.

Inspired by 12 Best Foods Cookbook, by Dana Jacobi (Rodale Press, 2005).

15 comments

Val M.
Val M.3 years ago

Thanks

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Jarmila Bernathova

thanks looks good

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

Thanks

Donna Hamilton
Donna Hamilton4 years ago

Thanks.

Kenneth D.
Kenneth Davies4 years ago

thank you

J.L. A.
JL A.4 years ago

yum!

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Jennifer C.
Past Member 5 years ago

Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Jo Asprec
Jo Asprec5 years ago

Combining spinach and blueberries is unique! Thanks!