Summer Fruit & Spinach Salad with Lemon Cilantro Dressing

9 Jun

Serves 6 – 8

Summer Fruit & Spinach Salad with Lemon Cilantro Dressing

You’re a summer lover.  And on a bright and sunny summer day, all you want is a bright and sunny salad.  Bursting with flavor, vibrant colors and assorted textures, the Summer Fruit and Spinach Salad will certainly suit your heart’s desire.



4 C. organic spinach, chopped

1 mango, diced

1 container strawberries, hulled & quartered

¼ C. grated Cotija cheese

¼ C. pumpkin seeds


¼ C. extra virgin olive oil

Juice of one lemon

2 Tbsp. cilantro, minced

1 tsp. garlic, minced

½ tsp. sea salt

½ tsp. pepper


Whisk together dressing ingredients and chill in fridge. Dressing lasts up to a week.

Rinse, dry and prepare spinach and fruit.  Place in a serving bowl.  In a small pan, toast pumpkin seeds until they reach a golden brown.  Remove from heat.  Before serving, toss salad with dressing and top with cheese and pumpkin seeds.

Main course?  Serve with grilled avocado, chicken or shrimp.

FOOD THAT LOVES YOU, TOO: Take a lesson from Popeye and make sure to eat your spinach.  It’s rich in iron, which is an essential vitamin that keeps your hair, skin and nails healthy for all those hot summer nights.

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4 Responses to “Summer Fruit & Spinach Salad with Lemon Cilantro Dressing”

  1. yumyumyummers June 11, 2011 at 11:05 am #

    i love strawberries & mangoes in a salad. perfect light summer fare.


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