Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Spinach Strawberry & Peach Salad


Know what you eat:
Spinach is an awesome source of vitamin C & iron as well as a powerful antioxidant and considered a “Super Food”.
Peaches are a tasty treat with modest calories, a good source of potassium, vitamins A & C, low sodium, no saturated fat.
Strawberries not only look like a fruity heart-shaped valentine, they are filled with unusual phytonutrients that love to promote your health. Their unique phenol content makes them a heart- protective fruit, an anti-cancer fruit, and an anti-inflammatory fruit, all rolled into one. Besides it is also a great source of vitamin C, K, B5, B6, folic acid,potassium, and many more.


Everything you need to make this salad is already most likely in your pantry / fridge. Make sure you prepare the dressing before assembling other things, to give it time to settle and come together.


Ingredients:

2 bunches of spinach / baby spinach, washed, dried, cut if needed
2-3 C washed, sliced Strawberries
1 C washed, sliced Peach
2Tbsp Distilled white vinegar / fresh lemon juice
3 Tbsp C Olive oil (vegetable oil can be substituted)
1/2 tsp white sugar or Sugar substitue for low-Carb Diets
1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
2 Tbsp of roasted and toasted sesame seeds
1/2 C Silvered Almonds & Walnuts
Salt to taste


Method:
1. Using a whisk, combine vinegar/ lemon juice, oil, sugar, paprika, a pinch of salt till sugar is dissolved. Place dressing in the refrigerator.
2. To toast sesame seeds, either put it in the microwave for 10 mins, let it come to room temperature & again put it for 10 mins OR simply place the seeds in an un-
oiled small skillet on medium heat. Stir until seeds start browning and popping. Remove from heat and set aside.
3. In a large bowl toss torn spinach leaves, strawberries, sesame seeds, and drizzle the dressing over it.
4. Now add silvered almonds & walnuts if desired.
5. Serve immediately. Enjoy!


Event Participation:
Divya's event Healing Foods-Spinach started bySiri
SWC- Cooking with greens event.
Strawberry Event
No Croutons required for the month of June
Recipes for the rest of us - Fruits.
Original Recipes - Monthly Round up

25 comments:

Pavithra said...

what can i say gourmet post..lovely colors...so healthy everything in one..Lovely

Laavanya said...

I usually combine mandarin oranges and almonds with a spinach salad - strawberries must be a yummy addition.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! nice and yummy !!....very colorful :)

Kalai said...

You've used 2 of my favorite fruits in this salad! Looks so refreshing! :)

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks All for your comments..Do keep visiting

anudivya said...

This is one lovely salad that spells summer out loud and clear! Looks so bright and colorful.

Suparna said...

wow so tastefully made....bright and colourful, awsome snap

Parita said...

Wow thats very unique combinations and looks very colorful

Kitchen Flavours said...

Colorful, healthy and yum...

Priti said...

This is wonderful salad...looks so refreshing

rekhas kitchen said...

salad means a perfect food for me this looks so colorful and healthy too

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks all for your comments..do keep visiting for more healthy recipes.

Kalyani said...

salad looks healthy @ coloful .......

foodcreate said...

Healthy and tasteful great contrast to the your blog love your colors appealing to the eye!

Thanks for sharing your wonderful
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Vij said...

I was wondering what to do with the peaches I bought last week. Thanks for sharing this post. I am gonna make this salad today.

Urs looks lovely n inviting.

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks foodcreate & Vijj to hop-by our blog for healthy recipes also thanx for comments..do visit again

Priya said...

Wow spinach with strawbery and peach as salad, definitely i'll invite myself..such a healthy salad yaa!

Soma said...

Such a lovely & refreshing summer salad!

ARUNA said...

lovely colors n so refreshing!!!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Thanks, Priya, Soma, Aruna for your healthy comments

Happy cook said...

Love the idea of adding strawbeeirs to the salade.
Looks so colour full.
Thankyou again for sending this to my event.

no croutons required said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous entry! Such a delicious summer dish.

Good Luck!

Jacqueline
:)

Lore said...

Love the vivid colours of your salad. Thaks for sending this one my way as well :)

Dhanya Ganesh said...

Salad sure does look colorful and refreshing:)

Anonymous said...

Hi
This is the first time I am commenting here though I read your blog regularly. I had this salad for my dinner and just loved it. I didn't add peach and nuts but added grated carrots. Also didn't use any oil. Just mixed lemon juice, turbinado sugar, red chili powder, black pepper powder and no salt at all. Thank you very much for the wonderful and healthy recipe.

 
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