One idea for a patriotic salad

One idea for a patriotic salad

This is a simple salad everyone will love. It takes advantage of colorful, seasonal produce, making it pretty, delicious and healthy. Thanks to the strawberries, blueberries and feta cheese, it’s a great patriotic dish you can bring to your July 4 cookout.

Recipe: Red, White and Blue Salad
Serves 4

Ingredients
4 cups of spinach leaves
1 cup of strawberries, hulled and sliced
1 cup of blueberries
1/2 cup of feta cheese, crumbled
1/3 cup of slivered or chopped almonds (or pecans or walnuts) for topping
Bottled dressing of your choice (poppy seed is nice) or a healthy balsamic vinaigrette

Directions
1. Add spinach, strawberries and blueberries to a large salad bowl and toss them together.
2. Top it with feta cheese and almonds.
3. Dress it lightly with your favorite healthy balsamic vinaigrette and serve!

Heather Klug is a registered dietitian and cardiac educator at the Karen Yontz Women’s Cardiac Awareness Center inside Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wis.

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Heather Klug
Heather Klug

Heather Klug, MEd RD is a registered dietitian and cardiac educator at the Karen Yontz Women's Cardiac Awareness Center inside Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI.