Pink Italy: Expat Ladies Living in Italy
Welcome to Pink Italy!
Pink Italy: Expat Ladies Living in Italy

A forum for expat women living in Italy, to swap ideas, make friends and seek advice!

You are not connected. Please login or register

Strawberry, Mango and Spinach Salad

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

1Strawberry, Mango and Spinach Salad Empty Strawberry, Mango and Spinach Salad on 30th November 2009, 3:28 pm

Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: No Cooking Needed!
Serving Size: 4 Servings

Liven up a spinach salad with fresh strawberries and mangoes, and the delicate crunch of rich macadamia nuts (which contain healthy, monounsaturated oils). It’s so delicious and luxurious you'll forget you're eating something so healthy – as it’s full of vitamins, antioxidants, protein and fiber!

Strawberries contain a range of nutrients, with vitamin C heading up the list. They are also an excellent source of vitamin K, manganese, folic acid, potassium, riboflavin, vitamin B5 and B6, copper and magnesium. In addition, they contain significant levels of phytonutrients and antioxidants, which fight free radicals and help prevent cell damage. Mangos are a rich source of vitamin A (as beta-carotene), vitamin E, and selenium, which help to protect against heart disease. Macadamia nuts are a high energy food, full of protein and fiber and loaded with monounsaturated fats, vitamins and minerals.

1 pint strawberries
2 mangos
6 cups baby spinach
1/4 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped

2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon shallot, finely chopped
1 tablespoon Italian parsley, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Trim the strawberries to remove the stem end and slice. Put in a medium sized bowl. Using a sharp knife, remove the skin of the mango. Cut the flesh away from the pit, and cut into bite-sized pieces. Add to bowl. Add the spinach and macadamia nuts.

In a separate bowl, add the vinegar, lime juice, shallot, parsley, salt and pepper. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil. To serve, pour the vinaigrette over the salad, toss gently, and serve immediately.

View user profile

2Strawberry, Mango and Spinach Salad Empty Re: Strawberry, Mango and Spinach Salad on 19th December 2009, 6:30 pm

It sounds good. I was shocked to find mangoes here!
Have ever tried romaine salad with mandarin oranges and red onion sliced really thin topped with a vinagrette?

View user profile

3Strawberry, Mango and Spinach Salad Empty Re: Strawberry, Mango and Spinach Salad on 20th December 2009, 12:17 pm

That sounds really nice!

View user profile

Sponsored content

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum