Corn, Spinach, & Feta Salad with Orange-Mustard Vinaigrette
Seedless red grapes are the surprise ingredient in this sweet and savory spinach salad. This salad is particularly good for eye health, since it is high in lutein & zeaxanthin. Although dark green vegetables are the traditional lutein-rich foods suggested for eye health, there is a whole rainbow of foods that should be considered: Lutein and zeaxanthin are present in corn, red grapes, orange peppers, orange juice, and myriad other red, orange, and yellow fruits and vegetables.
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 cups halved, seedless red grapes (12 ounces)
  • 2 cups corn kernels (12 ounces)
  • 1-1/2 cups diced orange bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese

1. In a large bowl, whisk together orange juice, oil, mustard, and salt.

2. Add spinach, grapes, corn, bell pepper, and onion and toss to combine. Add feta and toss again.

Nutritional Information
Per serving: 299 calories, 14g total fat, 5.4g saturated fat, 6.5g monounsaturated fat, 1.2g polyunsaturated fat, 5.1g dietary fiber, 9g protein, 40g carbohydrate, 25mg cholesterol, 568mg sodium.
Good source of: beta-carotene, fiber, folate, lutein & zeaxanthin, quercetin, riboflavin, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K.

Date Published: 09/19/2005 > Printer-friendly Version

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