Fresh Spinach Basil Salad

Fresh Spinach-Basil Salad

Serves 4

6 cups torn fresh spinach          2 tsp. Extra-virgin olive oil

½ cup torn fresh basil               1 small clove garlic, minced

2 tbsp. Orange juice                  2 tbsp (1/2 ounce) shaved Parmesan cheese

1 tbsp. Rice wine vinegar


In a large bowl, combine the spinach and basil.  In a small bowl, combine the orange juice, vinegar, oil and garlic; mix well.  Toss the spinach and basil with enough dressing to lightly coat the leaves.  Place the greens on a platter and sprinkle with the Parmesan.

Preparation time:  5 minutes

Chef’s note:  To shave Parmesan cheese, use a vegetable peeler to cut small, thin strips of cheese.  The cheese will have a distinctive appearance, and you’ll get the most flavor from it.


Per serving:  59 calories, 3.5 g. fat (48% of calories), 2.3 g. dietary fiber, 2 mg. Cholesterol, 125 mg. Sodium.


One Response to “Fresh Spinach Basil Salad”

  1. totaltransformation Says:

    Sounds delicious. And I don’t even like salad. 🙂

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