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Easy Italian Spinach Salad Recipe
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Easy Italian Spinach Salad Recipe

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A simple homemade dressing makes this salad a flavorful option for any meal, but it’s ideal with lasagna, spaghetti, manicotti and more. —Cathy Desper, Staunton, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup salad croutons

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 104 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, garlic and Italian seasoning; set aside.
  2. Divide spinach among 10 salad plates; top with tomatoes and onions. Drizzle with vinaigrette; sprinkle with cheese and croutons. Yield: 10 servings (2/3 cup vinaigrette).
Originally published as Italian Spinach Salad in Simple & Delicious December/January 2011, p79

Nutritional Facts

1 serving equals 104 calories, 9 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 75 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

This was absolutely delicious and made a colorful presentation - the balsamic dressing tastes exactly like the balsamic dressing made at my favorite Italian restaurant! This one is definitely going into my "favorites"!

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