Kiwi Spinach Salad #ABRecipes

Kiwi spinach salad #ABRecipes

Kiwi spinach salad with walnuts, feta cheese and topped with finger limes

Out with the old in with the new so we are starting the year with a fresh salad that it is nutritious and embraces the seasonal veggies and fruits like spinach and kiwi which can be found at the local supermarket at an affordable price during this month. We don’t need to break the bank to eat healthy especially after all the spending during the holidays. That is why today I want to share with you a fresh alternative using fresh kiwi, spinach and a surprising ingredient “finger limes” or also known as citrus caviar which adds texture and fresh burst of lemon-lime flavor. The inspiration behind this salad are two of my new year’s resolutions travel to new places and lose some pounds so decided to include Kiwi fruit from New Zealand and finger limes from Australia. I invite you to cook with me by preparing this Kiwi Spinach Salad topped with finger limes, feta cheese and dressed with a healthy olive oil and white balsamic dressing, so let’s cook!

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 cups of fresh spinach leaves (preferably organic you can use those bagged ready to eat)
  • 4 kiwis
  • 1/2 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup of crumbled feta cheese
  • 4 finger limes
  • 1/2 cup of white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of pepper

Preparation time: 15 minutes. Serves 4 guests. Approximate cost per person is less than $2.00 depending on the cost of the ingredients at your local supermarket. You will need a small bowl, 4 salad plates, a chopping block, a knife  and a spoon.

Finger limes or citrus caviar #ABRecipes #IFBC

Finger limes or citrus caviar

Serve one cup of spinach per salad plate, then peel and cut one kiwi per serving and place on top of the spinach bed. Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of roughly chopped walnuts, add 1/4 of a cup of feta cheese per plate and top with finger limes. To take out the citrus pearls from the finger lime cut in the middle and then squeeze on top of the salad. You will need one finger lime per serving. To prepare the dressing add all the ingredients to a bowl and combine well. Drizzle some of the dressing on top of the Kiwi Spinach Salad and enjoy for lunch or for a light dinner. You can pair this Kiwi Spinach Salad with a serving of grilled fish or chicken to add an additional serving of protein.

Kiwi spinach with finger limes #ABRecipes

Kiwi spinach with finger limes, you can pair with grilled fish or chicken for a light dinner option

Wishing you a wonderful 2014!

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Author:Adriana

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  • Veronica Cervera

    Gracias por otra rica ensalada y por mostrarme los fingerlimes, que no conocía. ¡Feliz 2014!

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Gracias Vero feliz 2014!

  • http://www.elianatardio.com Eliana Tardio

    que deliciosa y saludable ensalada. Me encantan. Los fingerlimes son totalmente nuevos para mi. que bueno conocer más. Exitos en el 2014!

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Gracias Eliana exito para ti ttambien y feliz anio!

  • Maybelline

    I need to try this cause I. LOVE. SPINACH!

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      awesome if you do please let us know how you liked it!

  • Adriana Hogar-Mujer

    Otra idea deliciosa y original, ideal para comenzar el año de forma saludable. Se ve muy rica la enaslada, y como siempre aprendiendo contigo, no conocia los finger limes. Gracias y feliz 2014!

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Gracias Adriana Feliz 2014 para ti tambien muchas bendiciones!

  • Dailycurlz.com

    yesos, gracias por poner opciones frescas y saludable que ya comimos demasiado en las fiestas..

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Eso si ahora solo ensaladitas, besos Daily!

  • Mamá XXI

    Muchas gracias por tan buena, original y nutritiva receta :) Se ve muy tentadora!

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Sale riquisima Romina saludos!

  • http://www.ahorrosparatodas.com/ diana rodriguez

    Que delicia, un sabor muy original!

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Sale tan rico Diana un abrazo y gracias por tu comentario!

  • Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

    I have never tried finger limes but I am a huge fan of citrus flavors and love limes. This sounds delicious and looks so fresh. Will be on the lookout for those finger limes!

    • http://www.adrianasbestrecipes.com/ Adriana Martin

      Finger limes are the bomb! Saludos Paula!