Spinach Salad with Mustard Agave Vinaigrette

22 Nov

This is a colorful, healthy salad with great textures and flavors. Perfect as an entree or side dish, especially nice during pomegranate season.

Time: 5 minutes     Serves: 2

Ingredients


  • Salad


  • 8 oz. baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup almonds (raw slivers)
  • 2 oz. feta cheese crumbles
  • Dressing


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tsp Agave nectar (to taste – how sweet you’d like it)
  • sea salt & black pepper (freshly ground) to taste

How to make it


  • Dressing


  • Mix ingredients well.
  • Salad


  • Assemble: spinach, pom seeds, almonds, feta. Drizzle with dressing.
  • Health Benefits


  • Here are just a few of the health benefits of the ingredients: Spinach and pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, almonds are high in fiber and protein and improve brainpower and all are heart healthy. Apple Cider Vinegar (along with pomegranates and almonds) reduce bad cholesterol, as does Agave nectar (which has many other benefits as it has low glycemic impact, and has anti-inflammatory & immune system boosting capabilities).
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