Spinach Tangerine Walnut Salad Recipe
If you love salad, then you are probably aware that spinach is one of the stars in many healthy and nutritious salad recipes. The reason behind it is that spinach is a super-food, which contains plenty of nutrients that can greatly benefit the body and your overall health. You will get your fair share of nutrients in this spinach tangerine walnut salad recipe.
It is rich in Vitamin C, which can protect you from eye diseases and prevent cardiovascular ailments, prenatal health problems, and wrinkles. It also has substantial amounts of Vitamin A, which is good for the skin as well as your mucus membranes. This vitamin can fight viruses and bacteria effectively, too. Furthermore, it has Vitamin K known to promote healthy bones.
One more thing that spinach can do is increase your energy through its high levels of folate and magnesium. With that in mind, make it a point to include spinach in your salad recipes. You can start with the spinach salad variation in this article.
Combined with tangerine, which is also rich in Vitamins A and C, as well as beta-carotene and folate, you will surely be able to give your body a generous dose of nutrients through this salad.
Spinach, Tangerine, and Walnut Salad
- 4 medium-sized tangerines
- 2 heads of Bibb lettuce
- 1 bunch of spinach
- 3 tbsps. each of olive oil and apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. each of Dijon mustard and sugar
- ½ cup chopped and toasted walnuts
- Black pepper (coarsely ground)
- Get the peel of one tangerine and grate it. The remaining peels of the remaining tangerine should then be cut. Discard.
- Once the pith and peel of tangerines are removed, cut each one in half. After that, cut them crosswise. Each slice should be around one-fourth-inch thick.
- Tear the Bibb lettuce and spinach into bits.
- The next step is to combine vinegar, olive oil, mustard, sugar, pepper, tangerine peel, and salt together in a bowl. Use fork or wire whisk in mixing the ingredients.
- Add the tangerine slices, lettuce, toasted walnuts, and spinach then toss well.
For you to make the most out of this salad recipe, make sure to pick the spinach correctly. As much as possible, go for spinach with dark green and crisp leaves. Stay away from those with leaves that are already yellowish or limp. It is because such color indicates that the spinach is no longer on its prime.
Also, before using the spinach for the salad, make it a point to wash it thoroughly and carefully. If possible, rinse it two to three times. This is to ensure that it won’t have even the tiniest grit or dirt that might affect the taste and texture of your salad.
Spinach will always be a star in many healthy salad recipes and it is for a good reason. The fact that it is highly versatile, allowing it to bring out its taste whether you decide to include it in your dishes fresh or cooked, also makes it even more perfect for salads. It also blends well with tangerine, so the recipe here has a high chance of becoming your favorite because of how flavorful and nutritious it is. If you enjoyed this article and would love to learn new recipes visit our cookbook page or take one of our sponsored cooking masterclass. Make sure to leave a comment.