A refreshing salad with summer flavors of spinach, oranges and nuts.

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This is Grant’s all-time favorite salad (except for the Spanish potato salad and the spinach peach salad) – but every time I make this for him, he tells me it’s his favorite.  Every time we get asked to bring a salad to a potluck, he suggests this.  Why?  Because this salad is so full of flavor and textures.

Think about it – spinach … good for you and Popeye, oranges … nice and refreshing, nuts … gives that crunch and cream cheese … if you can tolerate dairy, this lifts the salad to the next level.  The dressing is really simple – the recipe calls for freshly squeezed orange juice, but I often just use the bottled variety.  Try not to drench the salad in too much dressing – keep the spinach crispy just to get all those complementary textures going together in your mouth at once!

Spinach and orange salad
Serves 6
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175 calories
10 g
23 g
15 g
3 g
5 g
117 g
83 g
7 g
0 g
8 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
117g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 175
Calories from Fat 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g
22%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 23mg
8%
Sodium 83mg
3%
Total Carbohydrates 10g
3%
Dietary Fiber 2g
10%
Sugars 7g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
48%
Vitamin C
77%
Calcium
8%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dressing
  1. 2 tbs olive oil
  2. 1 clove garlic
  3. juice of one orange
Salad
  1. 100g baby spinach
  2. 2 oranges, peeled and thinly sliced
  3. 1/2 cup flat leave parsley
  4. 125g block cream cheese
  5. 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well.
  2. Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl and mix either with hands or spoons.
  3. Just before serving, drizzle dressing through salad and mix.
Notes
  1. The ingredient list gives approximate proportions, but you can adjust as you see fit. If you don't have fresh parsley, just add more spinach, or other green leafy vegetable.
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calories
175
fat
15g
protein
3g
carbs
10g
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