Spinach Salad

Spinach Salad
Staff Writer

I made this spinach salad the other night to pair with my dinner. I wanted to make a light but delicious salad that was full of flavor and crunchy goodness.

When I was adding the final touches to my spinach salad I decided something was missing, I had a box of Olivia’s Croutons® and I immediately  realized they were the perfect topping for my masterpiece

I used the Olivia’s Croutons® garlic flavor, it made my salad crunchy and added the flair I was looking for. It was my fist time trying Olivia’s gluten free croutons and I wasn’t disappointed, it actually made my salad incredible and we all enjoyed my yummy salad.

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6
Servings
410
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 8 Cups fresh baby spinach (1 bag)
  • 2 apples, cored and sliced
  • 1 Cup Olivia’s Croutons® ( Garlic Flavor)
  • 1/4 Cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 Cup crumbled goat or feta cheese
  • 1/2 Cup roasted cashews (or your favorite nuts)
  • 1/4 Cup dried cranberries
  • 1 Cup halved cherry or grape tomatoes

For the Dressing

  • 2 Teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Italian extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 bunch fresh basil, stems removed, washed and spun dry, torn into pieces
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 Cup red wine vinegar

Directions

Directions

Place spinach in a large salad bowl. add remaining salad ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over the salad and toss (a little at a time… as much dressing as you desire). Enjoy.

For the Dressing

Directions

Combine the salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a small bowl, add the ingredients for the red wine vinaigrette. Whisk together and pour over the salad 10 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
9g
10%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
52g
40%
Protein
19g
41%
Vitamin A, RAE
729µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
50mg
67%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1109µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
601mg
60%
Choline, total
47mg
11%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
8g
32%
Folate, total
236µg
59%
Iron, Fe
11mg
61%
Magnesium, Mg
225mg
70%
Manganese, Mn
4mg
100%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
371mg
53%
Selenium, Se
17µg
31%
Sodium, Na
525mg
35%
Water
301g
11%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.