Healthy Berry Spinach Salad Recipe
An Amazing Berry Salad
With Raspberries, Blueberries,
Strawberries, and Blackberries
This Healthy Berry Spinach Salad Recipe combines FOUR different types of Berries to give it amazing taste ... and colour!
If you are looking for a scumptious salad to serve your family or friends, here is the best choice!
This salad is packed full of antioxidants too!
The slightly tart dressing contrasts deliciously with the sweet berries.
An Amazing Spinach Salad with Berries
I made this salad today, but instead of making my own dressing, I purchased a delicious, ready-made raspberry dressing - quick and easy and ... so TASTY!
FOR THE DRESSING
1 tbsp. vegetable oil
1 tbsp. orange juice
1 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. water
2 tsps. lemon juice
1/2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
1/8 tsp. allspice
dash ground cinnamon
FOR THE SALAD
4 cups fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1/2 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup fresh blackberries
1/2 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
2 tsps. chopped walnuts, toasted (or pecans)
For dressing, combine the first 10 ingredients into a jar with a tight fitting lid.
Shake the above mixture well.
Combine the spinach and the berries in a salad bowl.
Drizzle with the dressing and sprinkle with the toasted nuts.
Toss to coat.
Make 2 - 4 servings.
Interested in more homemade raspberry salad dressing recipes?
GO to Amazing Raspberry DRESSINGS for Your Salad
Did You Know?
Almost everyone knows that raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries are very nutritious, and that they contain many important nutrients and vitamins.
However, did you know that berries rank at the top when measuring the level of antioxidant activity in food?
Foods high in antioxidants help prevent and repair oxidative stress ("free radicals"), a process that damages body cells and has been linked to the development of diseases such as cancer, heart disease and Alzheimer's disease, among others.
Although our body does produce antioxidants naturally, this natural process, is not 100% effective, and its effectiveness declines with age.
So, including berries in your diet is a "berry" good and healthy idea!
For more interesting information about antioxidants in berries,
GO to Antioxidants, Free Radicals and Berries
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