Friday, May 29, 2009

(39) Autumn Apple and Spinach Salad

Super easy and very flavorful! I'm not normally one for raw onion, but it was excellent in this salad. The dressing was a surprise too! It doesn't have any oil, but it's not needed. Just the right amount of tang. I'll make this one again for sure!

Autumn Apple and Spinach Salad

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)
Source: Cooking Light Magazine, October 2004

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion
8 cups bagged prewashed baby spinach (about 8 ounces)
1 large, firm, sweet-tart apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled blue cheese

Combine first 6 ingredients, stirring well with a whisk.

Combine onion, spinach, and apple in a large bowl. Drizzle with dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutritional Information

Calories: 60 (29% from fat), Fat: 1.9g (sat 1g,mono 0.5g,poly 0.1g), Protein: 2.7g, , Carbohydrate: 9.4g, Fiber: 2.2g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Iron: 1.3mg, Sodium: 251mg, Calcium: 76mg

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