Spinach and Radish Salad With Feta

This simple salad bursts with flavor and powerful nutrients.

Spinach and Radish Salad With Feta
Photo: Greg DuPree
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Yield:
4 serves

This recipe features watermelon radishes, an heirloom variety with a juicy, crisp flavor. They're larger than usual, about the size of a softball, with pink insides resembling the color of—you guessed it—a watermelon. Often referred to as fall or winter radishes, they peak in the fall but are generally available year-round. If you can't find them, substitute any of its closest relatives—daikon, red, Korean, or black Spanish radish—for a similar peppery flavor and nutritional profile.

Radish's costar in this salad, spinach, is well-known superfood with numerous health benefits—among them folate, potassium, and magnesium. This recipe features baby spinach, which is less bitter than regular spinach and one of the less expensive pre-washed leafy greens in the market. Top the veggies with creamy feta and an oil-and-vinegar dressing based on EVOO, a healthy fat that'll help your body absorb spinach's carotenoids, it's most prominent anti-oxidant.

Ingredients

  • tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh dill

  • 2 teaspoons honey

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 5-oz package baby spinach

  • 2 medium watermelon radishes, halved and thinly sliced

  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Combine olive oil, vinegar, dill, honey, salt, and pepper in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Cover with lid and shake vigorously until blended.

  2. Toss spinach, radishes, feta cheese, and dressing in a large bowl and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

170 Calories
12g Fat
14g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 170
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 463mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Calcium 143mg 11%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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