Sunshine Salad w/ Avocado, Strawberries, Feta & Fresh Mint {Recipe ReDux}


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Spring is finally here and so is the next Recipe ReDux.

The Recipe ReDux is the first and only recipe challenge founded by registered dietitians and is focused on taking delicious dishes, keeping them delicious, but making them better for you. This months theme for the Recipe ReDux Reveal is “Green with Herb Envy.”

It’s been a while since I have done a “post” with an uncooked dish, but with all things green and springing, why not a beautiful fresh salad full of color and fresh sprigs of mint to reawaken our quiet, dormant winter spirit. This salad is nothing but indulgent yet made intentionally with nutrients to replenish and rejuvenate.

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Fresh mint is sweet, aromatic and incredibly invigorating – much like the first few warm days of spring. Used medicinally, fresh mint can soothe an upset stomach, ease heart burn and aid in digestion among many other uses.

Nutritionally, fresh mint contains antioxidants and a plenitude of nutrients such as vitamin A, C, B12, thiamine, folic acid and riboflavin. Other essential minerals that mint contains are copper, manganese, iron, potassium, zinc, calcium, phosphorus, selenium and fluoride.

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This salad is simple, nutritious and delicious. Be sure to save some fresh mint and strawberries for some sparkling champagne.

 Salad:

  • 1 large serving bowl of fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 pound of fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1 clementine peeled and seperated
  • 1 cup of feta cheese
  • 1 cup of fresh mint
  • 1 cucumber sliced
  • 1 avocado peeled and sliced

Vinaigrette:

  • 2 clementines, juice and zest
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 c. of balsamic vinegar

Instructions:

Arrange salad, sprinkle with fresh mint leaves and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil, your favorite salad dressing or with the blended vinaigrette ingredients. Enjoy this romantic salad with warm garlic or artisan bread and some bubbly under a sunny blue sky.

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