Total time: 20mns
This salad is full of Vitamin C rich foods with delicious strawberries and cantaloupe. Vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron in the body, making iron-rich spinach a great addition to this salad. Avocado is an excellent source of heart-healthy fats.
Did you know that half a cup of sesame seeds contains three times more calcium than half a cup of whole milk? In addition to being an excellent dietary source of calcium, sesame seeds are also a good source of copper and magnesium.
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Pinch of salt
4 cups baby spinach
1 small avocado, (4-5 ounces), peeled, pitted and cut into 16 slices
16 thin slices cantaloupe, (about 1/2 small cantaloupe), rind removed
1 1/2 cups hulled strawberries, sliced
2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted
- Toast sesame seeds: heat a small dry skillet over low heat. Add sesame seeds and stir constantly until golden and fragrant, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl and let cool.
- Whisk honey, vinegar, mint, pepper and salt in a small bowl.
- If you want to serve in individual portions, divide the spinach into 4 salad plates. Alternatively, You may also serve it in a big bowl layering the ingredients in the same way.
- Arrange alternating slices of avocado and cantaloupe in a fan on top of the spinach. Top with strawberries, drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.