The flavour combinations in this salad work really well and the colours shout health and vitality. The vitamin C from the blackberries will increase the amount of iron absorbed from the spinach; spinach regularly appears on the lists of super foods and has high levels of calcium, iron, magnesium and manganese. Iron is an important part of haemoglobin, the substance in our red blood cells that transports oxygen around our bodies.
Walnuts are a great source of omega 3 oils and feta cheese is lower in fat than cheddar. The fat from the cheese and olive oil in the dressing help the absorption of fat soluble vitamins from the spinach.
Perfect for eating on its own or served with flaked smoked mackerel for a delicious lunch or supper.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
200g fresh blackberries
100g-150g fresh spinach leaves
50g feta cheese
20ml raspberry vinegar
10ml olive oil
- Lay the spinach leaves on a plate or bowl
- Arrange the blackberries, crumbled feta cheese and walnut pieces on top of the spinach.
- Mix the raspberry vinegar and oil in a bowl and drizzle on top of the salad.