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Spinach Salad with Blueberries and Lime Vinaigrette

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.

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

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on anniebbond.com, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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3:06AM PST on Jan 21, 2013

Thanks

1:32AM PST on Jan 19, 2013

Thank you :)

5:30AM PST on Jan 13, 2013

thanks looks good

11:55AM PST on Jan 5, 2013

Thanks

7:31AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Thanks.

11:45AM PDT on Mar 19, 2012

thank you

8:56AM PST on Mar 7, 2012

yum!

1:42PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Thank you

5:24PM PDT on Aug 1, 2011

Love this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

12:04AM PDT on May 18, 2011

Combining spinach and blueberries is unique! Thanks!

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