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Watermelon Spinach Salad Recipe

Watermelon Spinach Salad Recipe

Dark green spinach leaves provide a rich backdrop for brilliant raspberries, cubed watermelon and sliced almonds in this eye-appealing salad. The light vinaigrette is the perfect way to dress up summer's finest produce.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • POPPY SEED VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/2 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • SALAD:
  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, torn
  • 2 cups seeded cubed watermelon
  • 1 cup halved green grapes
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • 1. In a blender, combine the vinegar, sugar, mustard, onion powder and salt. Cover and process until sugar is dissolved. Continue processing while adding oil in a steady stream. Add onion and poppy seeds; process until blended.
  • 2. In a large salad bowl, combine the spinach, watermelon, grapes and raspberries; sprinkle with almonds. Serve with vinaigrette. Yield: 8 servings (about 1 cup vinaigrette).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 234 calories, 16 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 166 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein.