Baby Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Serves: 4

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.

Yield: 4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each
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1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar or red-wine vinegar
3 tablespoons orange juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
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.


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