This salad is taking advantage of summer produce. Apricots, strawberries, and cucumber oh my. Throw in some goat cheese and candied pecans – say no more.
Lets take a look at a few of the health benefits in this salad…
ApricotsÂ – 50 calories for three. Excellent source of vitamins A, C, E, potassium, iron, and beta-carotene. Helps prevent heart disease and are very beneficial for good eyesight.
StrawberriesÂ – 43 calories per cup packed with fiber (13% of the RDA of dietary fiber). Loaded with vitamin C which helps boost your immune system, prevent cancer and heart disease.
CucumbersÂ – 11 calories per cucumber. Made of 95% water which keeps you hydrated while flushing out toxins in the body.
Summer Spinach Salad
– 3 handfuls baby spinach
– 1/2 c strawberries, quartered
– 2 apricots, diced
– 1 small cucumber, sliced
– 1/8 avocado, diced
– 1/4 c goat cheese
– 2 T candied pecans
– 2 T Lite Balsamic vinaigrette
– 4 oz grilled salmon
Toss ingredients and season with cracked black pepper. Yum!
*We’re out of red onion or else I’d definitely have included it in this salad.