Sunday, January 24, 2021

Food & Wine

Spinach Salads for Summer

By Sybil Kaplan

Spinach may have originated 2,000 years ago in Persia but is native to central and western Asia. It is high in many vitamins and minerals, especially A and K and iron. Raw spinach is 91% water, 4% carbs and 3% protein.

Here are some salads that go well with summer dishes.

My Favorite Spinach

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