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Mediterranean Baby Spinach Salad
Enjoy this fresh salad made with baby spinach for a complete lunch meal. Add the ingredients we suggest, or whatever other ingredients you have on hand to suit your personal taste.
Mediterranean Baby Spinach Salad Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 hard boiled egg, preferably organic, sliced in half lengthwise
  • 6 olives
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup whole cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup garbanzo beans
  • 2 TBS red bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: onions, crimini mushrooms, avocado, anchovies

Directions:

Divide spinach onto two plates and top each serving with half of the remaining ingredients.

Serves 2

Nutritional Profile

Mediterranean Baby Spinach Salad
1.00 serving
(399.77 grams)
Calories: 534

NutrientDRI/DV









 protein35%

 calcium34%

 fiber34%

 iron32%

 copper31%


 folate29%


 zinc25%

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In order to better help you identify recipes that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Recipe Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the recipes that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which Mediterranean Baby Spinach Salad is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will find a table that explains these qualifications). If a nutrient is not listed in the chart, it does not necessarily mean that the recipe doesn't contain it. It simply means that the nutrient is not provided in a sufficient amount or concentration to meet our rating criteria. (To view this recipe's in-depth nutritional profile that includes values for dozens of nutrients - not just the ones rated as excellent, very good, or good - please use the link below the chart.) To read this chart accurately, you'll need to glance back up to see the ingredients used in the recipe and the number of serving sizes provided by the recipe. Our nutrient ratings are based on a single serving. For example, if a recipe makes 4 servings, you would be receiving the nutrient amounts listed in the chart by eating 1/4th of the combined ingredients found in the recipe. Now, returning to the chart itself, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value (DV%) that this amount represents, the nutrient density that we calculated for this recipe and nutrient, and the rating we established in our rating system. For most of our nutrient ratings, we adopted the government standards for food labeling that are found in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling." Read more background information and details of our rating system.

Mediterranean Baby Spinach Salad
1.00 serving
399.77 grams
Calories: 534

NutrientAmountDRI/DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
molybdenum99.99 mcg2227.5excellent
vitamin C65.79 mg883.0excellent
vitamin A785.42 mcg RAE872.9excellent
vitamin B60.84 mg491.7good
phosphorus297.21 mg421.4good
manganese0.83 mg421.4good
vitamin B20.53 mg411.4good
vitamin B120.91 mcg381.3good
protein17.60 g351.2good
fiber8.62 g341.2good
calcium335.82 mg341.1good
iron5.68 mg321.1good
copper0.28 mg311.0good
selenium17.00 mcg311.0good
folate116.60 mcg291.0good
pantothenic acid1.28 mg260.9good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Mediterranean Baby Spinach Salad

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