Baby Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
Spinach salad is a great way to increase your family’s fruit and vegetable consumption. We’ve found that a simple, slightly sweet dressing like our Raspberry Vinaigrette, tossed with mild Boston lettuce or a baby spinach salad, with fruit or your family’s favorite vegetables, can convince most everyone to take a bite.
Dovetailing Tip: Purchase 6 additional nectarines to substitute and use in the Fresh Peach Trifle for Meal 3. Slice the nectarines and sprinkle with 2 tsp. lemon juice to keep from turning brown.
|1/3 cup||olive oil|
|1/4 cup||raspberry vinegar or red-wine vinegar|
|3 tablespoons||orange juice|
|freshly ground pepper to taste|
|6 cups||prewashed baby spinach|
|1||small red bell pepper, thinly sliced|
|1||ripe, but firm, nectarine, cut into 1-inch chunks|
|3 tablespoons||raspberry vinaigrette|
To prepare vinaigrette: Add oil, vinegar, orange juice, salt and pepper to a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well to combine.
To prepare salad: Combine spinach, bell pepper and nectarine in a large bowl; toss with 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette.