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Exotic spinach salad

Spinach could be a perfect base for a simple, nutritious and low-calorie salad. You can pick a pack of baby spinach or a plant with bigger leafs.

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To prepare an exotic salad for four persons, you will need spinach, white feta cheese of yellow cheese such as Emmental and Gouda, cherry tomatoes, some olive oil, freshly squeezed orange juice, salt and balsamic vinegar.

This rich salad could be served as an accompaniment to other dishes or as a single meal. It is very nutritious and contains low calories. You can change the ingredients to your taste. For example you can opt for lettuce instead of spinach.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Serves–ú 4
Total calories: around 700 kcal
Calories per serving 175 kcal

Ingredients

  • 7 oz / 200 g spinach (46 kcal )
  • 5 -6 cherry tomatoes or sun-dried tomatoes (15-20 calories)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta or yellow cheese (130 kcal)
  • 1/3 chopped walnuts (215 kcal)
  • 1/4 cup raisins (105 kcal)

For the Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil ‚Äď 220 kcal
  • Juice of 1/2 orange – 30 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tea spoon fine-grained sea salt

Optional

  • Chopped parsley
  • Black or green pepper spice

How to prepare?
Carefully wash and dry the vegetables. Chop the spinach leafs and put them in a large bowl,. Add the cherry tomatoes or chopped sun-dried tomatoes, cheese, walnuts and raisins. Pour the mix of olive oil,fresh orange juice, fine-grained sea salt and balsamic vinegar. Then toss thoroughly and serve.