Spinach Salad with Pumpkin Seeds

The South Arm Older Adults Community Kitchen had this simple Spinach Salad with Pumpkin Seeds to go with the 30 Clove Garlic Soup and Soda Bread.

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Spinach has an extremely high nutritional value and is rich in antioxidants. It is a good source of Vitamin A, B2, C and K and also contains magnesium, manganese, folate, iron, calcium and potassium.

1/4 cups of pumpkin seeds provides 46% of the daily recommended value for magnesium, 29% of iron, 52% of manganese and 24% of copper. Pumpkin seeds also are a good source of zinc, with 17% of daily recommended value.

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Ingredients

  • 1 packagesof ready to use baby spinach
  • pumpkin seeds for topping

Spinach Salad Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot or crushed garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/1 to 1 teaspoon honey or agave syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground pepper

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Source: mintgreenapron.blogspot.com


Instructions

IMG_1993Combine all salad dressing ingredients in a small jam jar or shaker cup and shake for one minute.
IMG_2011Serve on washed and dried spinach greens.

Optional toppings: roasted garlic, roasted almonds, oil-cured olives or dried cranberries and roasted pumpkin seeds.

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