What’s in season?

So June is plenty of seasonal ingredients and freshness!

We’ve selected 2 of these ingredients and will give you an amazing rich salad recipe and all its health benefits.

The amazing spinach strawberry and walnut salad with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette. (by Agieskitchen.com)

First, what’s really good about it:

  • Spinach (source: Livestrong.com) | low calorie | one cup contains more than daily requirements of vitamin K, vitamin A | high in manganese, folate and magnesium | excellent source of dietary fiber, calcium and protein | contains cancer fighting antioxidants | is known to promote cardiovascular health with high levels of magnesium that can lower high blood pressure levels.
  • Strawberries (source: Livestrong.com) | rich source of vitamins such as vitamin A, B-complex, C and E | reduces inflammation in the body | has higher levels of vitamin C than oranges | powerful antioxidant | healthy dose of dietary fiber that aids in reducing bad cholesterol
  • Walnuts (source: BBC News) | highest level of antioxidant than any other nut | great source of protein and omega-3

And here’s the recipe!

Ingredients

For the salad: 2 cups (handfuls) of fresh spinach; 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries; 8 walnut halves, rough chopped;  30gr crumbled gorgonzola; 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced; 1/3 avocado, sliced (optional)

For the vinaigrette: 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar; 1/4 cup olive oil; salt and pepper, to taste; 1 teaspoon raspberry (or other berry) preserves; 1 teaspoons stone ground mustard

Directions

To prepare salad:

Layer each ingredient on a large salad plate. Serve with raspberry balsamic vinaigrette.

To make Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette:

Combine ingredients in a jar or tightly sealed container. Shake vigorously until well combined.

Great colors, amazing taste

So, what do you think?

Ready to get it done?

 

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