Spinach and Grapefruit Salad with Citrus Maple Dressing

This refreshing salad combines three antioxidant- and nutrient-packed ingredients: spinach, grapefruit and walnuts. For extra antioxidants, toss in a handful of fresh blueberries.

Spinach and Grapefruit Salad with Citrus Maple Dressing


Quantity Ingredients
1/4 cup / 50 ml walnut halves
4 cups 1 litre spinach
1 grapefruit, peeled and sectioned
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 cup / 250 ml sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup / 125 ml crumbled goat cheese
1/4 cup / 50 ml freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
1 tbsp / 15 ml freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tbsp / 15 ml maple syrup
1 tbsp / 15 ml extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp / 7 ml Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp / 2 ml minced fresh ginger root
1 clove garlic, crushed


Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Bake walnuts on a baking sheet for 5 to 7 minutes, until lightly brown and fragrant. Remove from oven; set aside to cool.

In a large bowl, toss spinach with grapefruit, onion, mushrooms, goat cheese and toasted walnuts.

In a small bowl, whisk together grapefruit juice, lemon juice, maple syrup, olive oil, mustard, ginger root and garlic.

Drizzle salad with dressing; serve immediately.

Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Per serving (with 2 tbsp / 25 ml of dressing)
Calories 208
Cholesterol 0
Carbohydrates 16
Fiber 3
Protein 8
Fat 14
Saturated Fat 1
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 168

Source: Leslie Beck's Healthy Kitchen