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Strawberry Greens Salad

by SusySedano  |  Jul 14, 2012

Strawberry Greens Salad
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The powerful combination of watercress and strawberries in this salad helps your body absorb the iron found in the spinach, says Laura Cipullos, RD, certified diabetes educator in New York City. “In addition, watercress is a cruciferous vegetable that is not only cancer protective, but high in calcium. Red onions have antioxidant properties and contain quercetin, which has been found to have anti-inflammatory properties.”



  • 3 cups Watercress
  • 2 cups Spinach
  • 1 oz Red Onion
  • 1/2 cup Raw Strawberry
  • 1/4 cup Hazelnut
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa, Cooked
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/8 cup Red Wine Vinegar*
  • 2 tbsp Honey


1 Ingredients:
2 For the salad:
3 cups watercress
4 cups spinach
5 small red onion, thinly sliced (Cipullos recommends slicing your onion along the layers to prevent tears)
6 large strawberries, sliced or quartered
7 /4 cup hazelnuts
8 /2 cup of cooked quinoa
10 For the dressing:
11 /4 cup extra virgin olive oil
12 /8 cup red wine vinegar
13 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
14 Salt and pepper, to taste
16 Directions:
17 Wash watercress and spinach leaves, pat dry. Slice strawberries and thinly slice red onion. To make the dressing, whisk together olive oil, redwine vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Place watercress, red onion, strawberries, and hazelnuts into a bowl and toss well with dressing.
18 Makes 2 servings
19 Per serving: 339 calories, 10g fat, 0.6g saturated fat, 13.5g fiber, 22g sugars, 52.5g carbohydrates, 133mg sodium, 10.7g protein