It’s all about that contrast. The green and red color combo in this Spinach Sunrise Salad is as visually pleasing as it is tasty.
It is recommended that half of your plate should be filled with vegetables and recipes like this are an excellent way to get that fix. Plus, veggies offer natural vitamins, minerals, and fiber that we need to keep our cells functioning properly. This delicious salad helps us do just that. The Spinach is full of vitamin A, vitamin K, manganese, folate, and many other essential vitamins and minerals. Though spinach is a powerful food, you can switch out the green if you don’t like spinach. Try kale, arugula, or other leafy greens for another take on the salad. The carrots offer a heap of vitamin A, while the tomatoes are a great source of many vitamins and minerals. They are rich in a phytonutrient called lycopene that gives it the gorgeous color. Lycopene works as an antioxidant to protect against free radical damage. It has also been linked to lower risk for cancer, heart disease, and eye health. They are also high in vitamin C and vitamin A.
Toss this salad together by grating the carrot and chopping up the cucumber and tomatoes. Use a garlic press to crush the garlic or just mince with a knife if you do not have a garlic press. In a bowl, combine the spinach, carrot, cucumber, tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, and garlic. Toss it all up so that the veggies mix evenly throughout. How gorgeous is that?
I love to make salads for a crunchy punch for lunch or for a satisfying, light summer dinner. Top with one of our many homemade dressings like our Apple Cider Maple Vinaigrette or our Creamy Mint Infused Avocado Dressing. What veggies do you like to throw in your salads? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
- 4 cups of baby spinach
- 1/2 medium carrot
- 1/2 cucumber
- 1/4 cup of tomatoes
- 3 tablespoons of sun dried tomatoes
- 2 cloves of garlic
- Grate carrot, and chop cucumber and tomatoes
- If you have a garlic press, use it to crush garlic. If you don’t have one, mince garlic with a knife.
- In a bowl, combine all of these ingredients with the baby spinach.
- Enjoy with your favorite salad dressing, or find one of our DIY dressings on the site.