Spinach and Fruit Salad with Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Mixed Fruit Spinach Salad

It’s the New Year and folks are setting goals and resolutions that involve better health.  I happen to be doing the same and eating healthier is one of them and eating boring diet food is something I really don’t want to do nor does it motivate me.  I like food with flavor so when the subject on salads come up,  I can’t help but share the ways I like to make them. I’ve found a way to enjoy them and in a variety of ways.  Today I am sharing with you one of my most favorite salad recipes.  ENJOY!!!

3 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. raw honey
1 Tbsp. finely chopped shallot
1 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
8 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup sliced and fresh blackberries, strawberries and nectarines
2 Tbsp. crumbled blue cheese                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3 slices red onion
¼ cup slivered almonds

Preparation
1. Combine vinegar, honey, and shallots in a small bowl; whisk to blend.
2. Slowly add oil, whisking continuously, until blended. Set aside.
3. Combine spinach, fruit, cheese, red onions and almonds in a large serving bowl; toss gently to blend.
4. Drizzle salad evenly with dressing; toss gently to blend.

Serves 4.

Cals 130, fat 8g, carbs 11g, protein 4g

As you can see, there’s lots of flavor in this meal.  If you would like to add a little more protein to your meal, serve along side of a grilled chicken breast.  It’s a meal the whole family will love.

With Love,

Laura

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