Note: This recipe is especially for teens with lactose intolerance, who need to limit or avoid dairy products.
Prep time: 20 minutes
What you need:
- 6 cups fresh baby spinach, torn in bite size pieces
- 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
- 1 cup strawberries, sliced
- 4 ounces soy blue cheese crumbles
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 3 tablespoons orange juice
- 1-1/2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/3 teaspoon poppy seeds
What to do:
- Mix dressing ingredients and whisk together. Refrigerate to cool if desired.
- Mix the fruit and spinach together.
- Pour dressing over salad and mix well to coat evenly.
- Divide salad among 4 plates (about 2 cups each plate).
- Sprinkle cashews and soy blue cheese over the top of each salad plate.
Nutritional analysis (per serving):
- 229 calories
- 11g protein
- 12g fat
- 3g sat fat
- 24g carbohydrate
- 2g fiber
- 66mg cholesterol
- 549 mg sodium
- 276mg calcium
- 3.9mg iron
Serving size: about 2 cups
Note: Nutritional analysis may vary depending on ingredient brands used.
Variations and suggestions:
This salad can be served as a side dish — or add some chicken to it and make it a meal!