5 cups spinach leaves, packed, washed and dried well
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1/2 red pepper, sliced into strips
1 cucumber, sliced
2 oranges, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces, or 1 11-ounce can of mandarin oranges, drained
1/3 cup vinaigrette dressing (“lite”, around 15 calories per tablespoon or less)
- Toss first five ingredients together in a large bowl.
- Add dressing and toss again.
- Serve immediately.
- Add or substitute other leafy greens or vegetables as desired.
- To make this salad a complete meal, top the salad with chopped peanuts, sunflower seed kernels, or boiled and chopped chicken breast. Serve the salad with whole grain bread.