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Mexican Spinach Salad

Ensalada de Espinacas Mexicana


This salad is nutrient dense; rich in Vitamins A & K,  calcium, folate, manganese and magnesium. What a delicious way to feed your body and enjoy a tasty, colorful salad ~ a win-win!

Makes: 6 servings

6        ounces nonfat plain yogurt
1/3     cup cilantro, stems removed
1        clove garlic
1        Serrano chile
1/4     teaspoon salt  (optional)

1       10-ounce package fresh spinach, washed and patted dry
4        green onions, chopped
1/2     small jicama, peeled and cut into thin slices
12      cherry tomatoes, halved

Add yogurt, cilantro, garlic, chile and salt to blender or food processor.  Blend for 45-60 seconds.  Tear spinach into bite-sized pieces and add to other vegetables in a large bowl.  Toss gently.  Serve with cilantro yogurt dressing on the side.

Nutrient Analysis: 1 serving:  50 Calories, tr Fat, 3 g Fiber, 250 mg Sodium, 0 g Sat Fat, 1 mg Cholesterol

Exchange: 1 vegetable