Raspberry Spinach Salad


'My family is always thrilled to see this lovely refreshing salad on the table,' remarks Valerie Mitchell from Hudson, Ohio. 'Its sweet raspberry dressing is the ideal topper for nutritious spinach, fresh berries and kiwi. Nuts and croutons provide a bit of crunch,' she notes.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
7 servings


  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons raspberry jam

  • teaspoon pepper

  • 8 cups torn fresh spinach

  • 2 cups fresh raspberries, divided

  • 4 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted and divided

  • ½ cup thinly sliced onion

  • 3 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup seasoned salad croutons


  1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, jam and pepper; shake well. In a large salad bowl, gently combine spinach, 1 cup of raspberries, 2 tablespoons almonds and onion. Top with kiwi, croutons and remaining berries and almonds. Drizzle with dressing; serve immediately.


Nutritional Analysis: One serving (1 cup) equals 164 calories, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), trace cholesterol, 101 mg sodium, 20 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1 fruit.