Spinach Salad with a Dijon Vinaigrette

I love making salads.  Its one of those things you can mix and match to get a different result all the time, it is also near impossible to mess up a salad.

By using spinach instead of lettuce you can give your salad an instant nutrient boost.  Raw spinach contains antioxidants that help prevent cell damage from free radicals , potentially lowering your risk for cancer and heart disease.

This salad is filled with lots of healthy ingredients that just go perfectly together.

SPINACH SALAD WITH A DIJON VINAIGRETTEserves 6

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Ingredients

Salad

  • 3 cups chopped spinach, washed
  • 1 cup diced cucumber
  • 4 radishes sliced
  • 1/4 toasted sunflower seeds
  • 1 avocado, pitted and chopped
  • 3 spring onions, chopped

Dijon Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

In a large salad bowl combine all the salad ingredients.  In a small jar add all the vinaigrette ingredients and shake well, until well combined.

Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss well.

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