Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
The combination of pink grapefruit sections, dark green spinach, and white jicama is both visually and texturally appealing. See All Quick, Healthy Recipes in 30 Minutes or Less : Fruits & Vegetables : Fruits And Veggies More Matters.org
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 3 medium grapefruits
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp coarse grain mustard
  • ½ tsp honey
  • ¾ lb spinach, washed and torn
  • ½ small jicama, peeled and cut into matchsticks
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add poppy seeds and toast, stirring constantly, until aromatic, 1-2 minutes. Set aside. Working over a small bowl to catch the juice, remove skin and white pith from grapefruit. Cut into segments from surrounding membrane. Measure 1/3 cup of the juice and set aside. Put garlic cloves in small saucepan with a small amount of water. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 3 minutes until tender. Drain. In a blender, combine vinegar, oil, mustard, honey, cooked garlic and reserved grapefruit juice. Blend until creamy. Season with pepper. In a salad bowl, combine spinach, jicama, onions, and grapefruit sections. Drizzle with the dressing and toss. Sprinkle with poppy seeds and serve.
Serves: 6
2 Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
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Nutrition Information per Serving:
Calories: 160
Total Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 0.5g
% of Calories from Fat: 28%
% Calories from Sat Fat: 3%
Protein: 3g
Carbohydrates: 28g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Dietary Fiber: 11g
Sodium: 110mg
Each serving provides: An excellent source of fiber and vitamins A and C, and a good source of iron.

Recipe courtesy of University of Florida/IFAS Sarasota County Extension.
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