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Spinach Salad with Fresh Cherries

Prep time 12 mins
Chill time 1 hr
Yield 6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup salad and 1 teaspoon cereal)
Substitute a drained16.5-ounce can of Queen Anne cherries if fresh cherries aren't in season.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups pitted fresh Rainier cherries
  • 1 (7-ounce) package baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup (1.3 ounces) crumbled blue cheese
  • 2 tablespoons nutlike cereal nuggets (such as Grape-Nuts)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 126
  • fat 7.4 g
  • satfat 2.1 g
  • protein 3.5 g
  • carbohydrate 13.5 g
  • cholesterol 6 mg
  • iron 1.9 mg
  • sodium 274 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 50 %
  • fiber 2.2 g
  • calcium 83 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a medium bowl; stir well with a whisk. Add cherries, tossing gently; cover and chill 1 hour.

  2. Toss spinach and cheese together in a large bowl. Pour cherry mixture over spinach mixture. Toss gently. Divide salad among 6 individual salad plates. Sprinkle each serving with cereal. Serve immediately.

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