Summer's Best Spinach Salad Recipe
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Summer's Best Spinach Salad Recipe

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When we're hosting parties or milestone events, such as graduation, we rely on buffets with lots of make-ahead treats. This salad is one of our go-to recipes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 5 canned apricot halves, drained and quartered
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon grated lime peel

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 254 calories, 23 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 263 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.


  1. In a large serving bowl, combine the spinach, apricots and avocado. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients; drizzle over salad. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Summer's Best Spinach Salad in Simple & Delicious June/July 2012, p20

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