Fresh spinach, strawberries, grilled chicken, almonds and feta cheese create an unbeatable bowl of healthy deliciousness. Spinach is one of the most nutrient-dense foods in existence. Low in calories and high in vitamins, one cup of the leafy green vegetable contains far more than your daily requirements of vitamin K and vitamin A and nearly 40 percent of your magnesium requirement. It is a good, very good or excellent source of more than 20 different nutrients, including dietary fiber, calcium and protein. This is a salad recipe that you will come back to over and over again.
Spinach Salad with Chicken, Feta, Almonds, and Fresh Strawberry Dressing
Yield: 4 Servings
1 ½ cups strawberries (about 6), hulled
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons honey
7 ounces baby spinach
1 pound grilled chicken breast (four 4-ounce grilled breasts)
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
½ cup sliced almonds
- In a blender or food processor, combine the strawberries, lemon juice, olive oil, and honey. Pulse until smooth.
- Assemble the salads by dividing the spinach among four large serving plates or bowls. Divide the chicken among the spinach, followed by the feta and almonds. Drizzle 3 tablespoons of dressing on top of each salad and serve immediately. Any extra dressing will keep for up to 5 days in the refrigerator stored in an airtight container.
Nutrition Information for 1 Serving (1/4th of Entire Recipe): Calories 385, Total Fat 23.3 g, Total Carbohydrate 14.4 g, Dietary Fiber 2.0 g, Sugars 10.3 g, Protein 30.5 g