A Rainbow Spring Salad

Insider's Viewpoint: Expert Supermarket Advice: Frozen Fruits and Veggies: It’s important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Hope Danielson, Niemann Foods. Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org

Nothing says spring like a delicious salad filled with wonderful vegetables. We all know that it’s important to eat a variety of fruits and vegetables. Adding as many different colors to your plate will help you obtain the benefits of many different vitamins and minerals.

Here is a wonderful salad that will add a rainbow of colors to your plate …


  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


  • 8 cups baby spinach, washed
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 small orange bell pepper, diced (1 cup)
  • 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • ½ small red onion
  • ¼ cup black olives
  • 1/3-cup blue cheese (feta could also be used)


  1. Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Place sp;inach in a large serving platter or bowl
  3. Arrange the next seven ingredients in rows over the spinach. A row of beans, a row of peppers, a row of tomatoes, etc.
  4. Drizzle with the dressing and serve.

Great served with whole grain rolls or pita.

Hope Danielson
Health & Wellness Advisor
Niemann Foods

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