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single serving of spinach blueberry salad

Fresh and Healthy Spinach Blueberry Salad with Yogurt Dressing


  • Author: amycaseycooks
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Looking for a side dish recipe to perk up a lackluster dinner?  Add a spark to your meal with this fresh and healthy spinach blueberry salad. The salad contains a rainbow of colors. It is loaded with a variety of fresh vegetables and fruits tossed with a sweet and tangy yogurt dressing.


Ingredients

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for the dressing

  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

for the salad

  • 8 cups of baby spinach
  • 2 cups of shredded cabbage or bagged cole slaw mix
  • 1 large apple (julienned)
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1 small red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds

Instructions

  1. Make the dressing: In a small bowl combine yogurt, mayonnaise, honey, Dijon mustard, milk. Season to taste with kosher salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. Make the salad: In a large bowl, add the spinach, blueberries, cabbage, apple, onion, and 3 tablespoons of the sunflower seeds.
  3. To serve: Toss the spinach blueberry salad with the some of the dressing. Taste and add more of the dressing if needed. Sprinkle the remaining sunflower seeds and serve immediately.

Notes

  • Use full fat yogurt: For the richest tasting dressing, use full fat yogurt. But if you are looking for a healthier dressing, use nonfat or low fat yogurt instead.
  • Cabbage or bagged cole slaw mix: Use either fresh cabbage (green, purple or napa are delicious options) or a bagged cole slaw mix in the salad.
  • Keep the apples from browning: No one likes to eat brown apples. To keep them fresh looking, place sliced apples in a bowl of cold water with the juice of half a lemon for 5 to 10 minutes. Then just drain and add them along with the other salad ingredients.
  • Add a nut: If sunflower seeds are not your fave, try a nut instead. Toasted pine nuts, pecans, almonds or walnuts are all delicious in the spinach blueberry salad.
  • Add dressing a little at a time: No one likes a salad drowning in dressing. Add the dressing a little at a time. Toss the salad and add more if needed.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: no cooking required
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/6 of recipe
  • Calories: 118
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Sodium: 113 mg
  • Fat: 4.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.7 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.6 g
  • Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 3.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg

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