Leafy Greens are in Season

Leafy greens are in season. I got some fresh spinach from the farmers market and decided to make a spinach salad. It was so good! I plan on making it a staple for the spring and summer months.

1 tablespoon Dijon-style mustard
1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
4-5 drops of Stevia**
5 ounce spinach
Fresh Strawberries (sliced)
Sliced almonds

For vinaigrette, stir together mustard, garlic, stevia, lemon juice and vinegar in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in olive oil until mixture is smooth and glossy. To assemble salad, place spinach, almonds and strawberries in a large bowl. Toss lightly with dressing and serve immediately.

**Stevia is the extract of a naturally sweet herb. It is a great alternative to sugar. Refined sugar is virtually devoid of nutritional benefits and, at best, represents empty calories in the diet. At worst, it has been implicated in numerous degenerative diseases. Stevia is much sweeter than sugar and has none of sugar's unhealthy drawbacks. Find out more about Stevia at: http://www.stevia.com/SteviaArticle.asp?Id=2269

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