Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Easter Spinach Salad

5 WWPP Posted by 2 years ago 4 Comments

It’s Easter Eve!

Or "Preaster" as we call it.

I have a houseful of family and a fridgeful of food.

Life is good.

:)

Today I made my traditional Easter dinner of pork loin, asparagus, and baked potatoes…

Easter Spinach Salad - The Whole Dinner

I’m not sure why this is our holiday meal, but I’ve been making it for about 8 years now.

Today I think I added a new staple: A spinach salad I tossed with a quick orange vinaigrette, dried cranberries, feta and walnuts. It was a hit!

How do I know?  Easter Spinach Salad

No leftovers.

Oh! And I got a thumbs up from Grandma and Grandpa. :)

Here’s what I did…

  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • 1 Small Orange (Cutie)
  • Pinch of Kosher Salt
  • 1 Bag of Spinach
  • 30g Dried Cranberries
  • 30g of Chopped Walnuts
  • 30g Crumbled Feta Cheese

Zest the orange then peel, separate the sections and chop.

Add the zest, oil, orange segments and a pinch of salt to a bowl and whisk everything together. Make sure to smash the orange a bit squeezing out the juice.

Easter Spinach Salad - the dressing

Toss the spinach with the orange oil mixture until all the leaves glisten a bit with the dressing.

Easter Spinach Salad - Step 1

Add the rest of the ingredients and toss again.

Easter Spinach Salad - Step 2

Serve to your hungry family. :)

Easter Spinach Salad - Family Easter Dinner

Happy Easter!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 ~ 2 Cups
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
150 9g 3g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
9g 2g 13g 15g

See other recipes using: dried cranberries, feta cheese, spinach, walnuts


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    Jess

    April 1, 2013

    I love this salad, it is fresh, tasty and easy to cook. It is great for spring and Easter meal. Reply

    Yolan E

    April 1, 2013

    Love my spinach. I use it instead of lettuce in salads in sandwiches. It is higher in vitamins and minerals. The benefits for me are also that is it high in magnisium content. Magnisium helps to promote muscle relaxation. It saves me having to take too many magnisium supplements. Thanks for the salad recipe. Definately one for me to try. Reply

    Roxanne

    April 13, 2013

    looks yummy...thanx for the quirky recipe! Reply

    Diego

    April 30, 2013

    That looks delicious! I am a big fan of spinach and orange so this is right up my alley. Can't wait to try it! Reply