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5 vibrant winter salads

By: Enrique Gili on Jan. 3, 2013, 5:15 p.m.
Seedy Spinach Salad

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Seedy Spinach Salad

Not seedy as in down-and-out but packed with toothsome toasted seeds that deliver a righteous crunch.

Prep time: 10 minutes  

Total time: 10 minutes  

Yield: Serves 2-4

Seedy Spinach Salad


  • 1-2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1-2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1-2 tablespoons poppy seeds, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Pinch salt, pepper and superfine sugar
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 4 cups baby spinach, rinsed
Cooking directions
  1. Heat skillet for about 1 minute. Add pumpkin, sesame and poppy seeds.
  2. Stir until seeds begin to pop and become fragrant about 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine lemon, salt, pepper and sugar in glass jar. Seal and shake until blended.
  4. Place spinach in a mixing bowl. Add toasted seeds and dressing. Lightly toss ingredients and plate.