Spinach Peanut and Apple Salad2Cooking time: 10 to 15 minutesPrint recipe
Serves: Makes 10 servings

This fresh spinach salad is packed with nutrition and crunch for a satisfying summer side dish.



1 lb (500 g) spinach leaves

2 red apples 

⅓ cup (75 mL) roasted peanuts

¼ cup (60 mL) sunflower seeds

2 tbsp (30 mL) sesame seeds


⅓ cup (75 mL) peanut oil

3 tbsp (45 mL) wine vinegar

2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard

salt and pepper, to taste


Shred the spinach, chop apples and combine in bowl with peanuts, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds.

In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over salad, then toss and serve.


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    The peanut contains more protein than any other nut.
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    The peanut is also called the earthnut, groundnut and goober pea.

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