Simple Nutritious Spinach Salad with Sunflower Seeds

This spinach salad is super nutritious and with only 2 main ingredients, it is a fast salad to make.

Spinach was a superfood even before there was the term superfood.  I’m referring of course to Popeye the Sailor Man. One can of the green stuff and he turned into muscle popping tornado of energy. Even without Popeye’s recommendation, spinach contains more nutrients per calorie than any other food on the earth. It is loaded with vitamins like A, K, D, and E and a host of trace minerals and is a good source of omega 3 fatty acid.

Delicious nutty sunflower seeds are a popular snack that is undervalued.  They may be small but sunflower seeds are a dense source of nutrients and full of extraordinary health benefits. They are for sure a healthy superfood.

Olive oil was referred to as “Liquid Gold” by the famous Greek poet Homer.  If you are what you eat, what would happen if you consumed “Liquid Gold” daily?  Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed) is the best fat to use as a salad dressing.  Do not use for cooking.  It has a low smoke point and heat makes it susceptible to oxidative damage.  Olive oil has so many health benefits I include some every day when I eat my salad. Make sure you are using real olive oil. Have you heard of the olive oil fraud? Find out Which Olive Oil to Buy.

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Olive Oil Salad Dressing -This olive oil lemon juice salad dressing is always enjoyed by everyone who has it on one of my salads. This is why I created the exact recipe years ago.

It is important to have a healthy salad dressing because it is the salad dressing that makes it a healthy or unhealthy salad.  I love to eat salads with a healthy salad dressing and always make my own salad dressings.

Time to make a spinach salad with sunflower seeds.

Spinach Salad with Sunflower Seeds

This spinach salad is super nutritious and with only 2 main ingredients, it is a fast salad to make.
Course Salad
Cuisine gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian
Keyword Gluten-free, olive oil, salad, spinach, sunflower seeds, Vegan, vegetarian
Author Diana Herrington

Ingredients

  • 2 handfuls baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds
  • olive oil salad dressing

Instructions

  • Put the spinach on a plate.
  • Toss it with my Olive Oil Salad Dressing to taste
  • Sprinkle it with toasted sunflower seeds.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

Find out more about the healthy Ingredients: spinachsunflower seeds

Learn how to toast sunflower seeds

Make my Olive Oil Salad Dressing

More spinach recipes:

 Oranges and SpinachThis spinach salad is a sneaky way to get that powerfood into your diet. Also, all the ingredients are very healthy. It is an easy to make and very tasty; everyone I have served it everyone loves it.

 Orange Spinach Green SmoothieThis is a super easy green smoothie to make with only 2 main ingredients so not much shopping to do. I love a green smoothie for breakfast.

 Power Salad with Spinach –This spinach salad is full of healthy greens that is one of the highest alkaline-forming foods and spinach is full of vitamins A, K, and D.This is a very simple and tasty salad to make and is full of powerfoods; everyone I have served it to enjoys it very much.

Here are some of my favorite salad recipes:

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Shiitake Mushroom Salad with Walnuts is Very Tasty

Delicious Radish Quinoa Salad with Arugula – This colorful radish quinoa salad is a yummy and nourishing salad for any season. It is full of good protein from the quinoa. It is a whole meal in one bowl.  How easy is that for dishwashing!

 Delightfully Delicious Wild Rice Salad– This wild rice salad is delicious, nourishing, and filling. It has tasty colorful vegetables in it to give the wild rice a good contrast and is a crunchy salad for lunch or dinner.  A very good thing about this salad is it is a whole meal in a bowl which means there are not lots of dishes to wash after eating this delicious meal. Also, I love wild rice!

 Tempeh Salad with Beets and Sprouts for Dinner – This is a simple tempeh salad recipe that is easy to make.  It is full of nutrients from the beets, carrots and sprouts, pumpkin seeds, and lots of protein from the tempeh which are all tasty superfoods. What makes it extra tasty is the marinated crispy tempeh.  The red sweet beets add a very tasty flavor. If you are very busy and just want a quick meal then simple tempeh will work too.

 Asparagus Tomato SaladA simple luxurious salad which was enjoyed by many the first time I created the recipe, so I keep serving it.

Powerful Anti-Inflammatory Salad – This anti-inflammatory salad is very nutritious with 4 of the  12 Top Anti-Inflammatory Foods.  It is an easy salad to make and eat all of it in one sitting. Put it in a big bowl and just eat it. I do that all of the time.

Tasty Olive Salad Appetizer for Your Meals and Parties – I created this yummy olive salad appetizer recipe just this week and it truly was tasty. I love the colorful salad it became with the addition of the red peppers and green chives.  Food needs to have a range of colors to be tasty. Also. this is a healthy olive salad that is great as an appetizer or a side for your meal. It is even great for a party.

 Very Healthy Green Salad with Grapes and Avocado – This green salad with grapes and avocado makes a delicious refreshing lunch or as a first course for a bigger meal. It is very nutritious with all the greens.  Adding the grapes gives it a sweetness and the avocado a creaminess.

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