Berry Spinach Salad with Sunflower Seeds Recipe

Berry Spinach Salad with Sunflower Seeds Recipe

How To Make Berry Spinach Salad with Sunflower Seeds

Quickly toss this spinach salad made with berries and seasoned sunflower seeds for your next tasty side! A refreshing salad made in just 15 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Sunflower Seeds:

  • cupsunflower seeds
  • tspmaple syrup
  • pinchsalt,if sunflower seeds are unsalted
  • dashcayenne,optional

For Salad:

  • 5ozbaby spinach,roughly chopped
  • cupsraspberries,blueberries and/or strawberries, chopped
  • 2ozgoat cheese,crumbled

For Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 1tbspbalsamic vinegar
  • ½tspDijon mustard
  • ½tspmaple syrup
  • salt and pepper,to taste

Instructions

Sunflower Seeds:

  1. Warm a small non-stick skillet over medium heat, then add the sunflower seeds.

  2. Let the sunflower seeds warm up a bit, then pour in the maple syrup, a pinch of salt, and a tiny dash of cayenne pepper, if desired.

  3. Toast the seeds for 3 to 5 minutes while stirring constantly until most of the maple syrup has evaporated and the sunflower seeds are turning lightly golden on the edges. Transfer the seeds to a plate to cool.

To Assemble:

  1. In a serving bowl, combine the spinach, berries, crumbled goat cheese, and sunflower seeds.

  2. In a small measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper until emulsified.

  3. Drizzle in enough vinaigrette to lightly coat the leaves, then gently toss. Serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 259.68kcal
  • Fat: 20.74g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.90g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.77g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.02g
  • Carbohydrates: 14.27g
  • Fiber: 5.63g
  • Sugar: 6.50g
  • Protein: 6.76g
  • Cholesterol: 8.69mg
  • Sodium: 365.73mg
  • Calcium: 101.39mg
  • Potassium: 417.35mg
  • Iron: 2.51mg
  • Vitamin A: 277.58µg
  • Vitamin C: 29.46mg
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