- 1 tablespoon 100% pomegranate juice
- 1 teaspoon grapeseed oil
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh mint
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 ripe medium plum, cut into 1″ pieces
- 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) reduced-fat feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons chopped pecans
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
1. Combine the pomegranate juice, oil, vinegar, and mint in a small bowl. Set aside.
2. Place the spinach, plum, cheese, pecans, raisins, and onion in a medium bowl; toss with the reserved dressing.
WHY WE LOVE THIS RECIPE
Sick of the same old salad? Ditch the lettuce for a change and try this antioxidant-packed spinach variety. We love spinach because it is loaded with antioxidants, especially flavonoids, which help protect your body from oxidative stress. The list of nutritional benefits of spinach doesn’t stop there – it is also rich in vitamin K, vitamin A, folate, calcium, potassium and magnesium. This makes spinach a nutritional powerhouse. The pomegranate juice adds another boost of antioxidants. They help fight off free radicals in the body, which may protect against diseases like cancer. Plums not only add a bit of sweetness to this salad, but also top it off with some extra vitamin C while the grapeseed oil is a good source of vitamin E. Both of these powerful antioxidants can prevent tissue damage and help ward off disease causing free radicals. The feta cheese and pecans pack this salad with protein to help keep you full. Together, these ingredients make this one super free radical-fighting salad.