Triple Berry and Jicama Spinach Salad

Looking for a fruity salad? Then check out this triple berry and jicama spinach salad – a colorful side dish.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Dressing

1/4
cup fresh raspberries
3
tablespoons hot pepper jelly
2
tablespoons canola oil
2
tablespoons raspberry vinegar or red wine vinegar
2
medium jalapeño chiles, seeded, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
2
teaspoons finely chopped shallot
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
small clove garlic, crushed

Salad

1
bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves
1
cup bite-size strips (1x1/4x1/4 inch), peeled jicama
1
cup fresh blackberries
1
cup fresh raspberries
1
cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 In small food processor or blender, combine all dressing ingredients; process until smooth.
  • 2 In large bowl, toss spinach and 1/4 cup of the dressing. On 6 serving plates, arrange salad. To serve, top each salad with jicama, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries and drizzle with scant 1 tablespoon of remaining dressing.

Expert Tips

Spinach is a super source of folic acid, needed for cells to function normally. Recent studies show that as many as 40% of Americans don't meet their folic acid requirement. —Diane Reader, Dietitian.

Like things spicy-hot? Try a serrano chile in place of the jalapeño chile.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
0g,
0%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
18g
18%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
60%;
Vitamin C
70%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.