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Apple Mint Spinach Salad Recipe

Apple Mint Spinach Salad Recipe

It's a toss-up which ingredient tickles the taste buds most in this attractive salad. The mix of refreshing mint, lemon, fruit and greens blends perfectly.—Louise Barnum, Edwardsburg, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint or 1/2 teaspoon dried mint flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 2 medium apples, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower kernels, toasted

Directions

  • 1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, lemon juice, green onion, sugar, mint, salt and pepper; shake well. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, apples and cucumber. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels. Yield: 6 servings

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 169 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 153 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.