Using Leftovers: Super Spinach Salad!

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Super Spinach Salad - finished

I haven’t posted a Using Leftover Idea in some time so I decided to share this fun salad I made over the weekend with leftover pork loin. It came out amazingly awesome! A little higher on the calorie side than I expected but oh so tasty and filling. I loved it for a quick lunch.

Every time I make a salad, I now challenge myself not to use traditional dressing. Not that I think there’s anything wrong with the store-bought stuff, I just like the idea of using regular pantry items. It saves me money and space in my fridge. Plus, I don’t get dependent on one particular brand or product.

Super Spinach Salad

Let’s just say I like to be independent. :)

I used leftover roasted pork loin for my protein, but you could easily make the same salad with chicken or skip the meat altogether and go veggie with it. It would be just as tasty, I have no doubt.

If you want to go a little lighter, cut the feta and dried berries in half; it will save you 4 PointsPlus. I posted the lighter nutritional info below.

That all being said, here’s how I made it…

  • 3 cups (127 g) baby spinach
  • 3oz leftover cooked pork loin
  • 1/2 cup (56g) crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup (40g) dried mixed berries
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5g) honey
  • Pinch of kosher salt & pepper

In a large bowl add the spinach, pork, feta and dried berries.

Super Spinach Salad - ingredients

In a smaller bowl whisk the vinegar, oil, honey, salt and pepper.

Super Spinach Salad - dressing

Top the salad with the dressing and toss using tongs until the spinach is uniformly coated with dressing.

Pour into a plate and enjoy!

Super Spinach Salad - finished

Here’s the nutritional information for the one I ate.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
570 29g 6g old: 13 new: 15
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
32g 13g 43g 36g

Here’s the lighter version cutting the feta and dried berries in half.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
435 23g 5g old: 11 new: 10
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
18g 10g 26g 31g
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