Spinach salad with shaved vegetables and pumpkin seeds

Salad can be quite an inviting dish when you bring in a number of colorful vegetables and fruits, including radishes, beets, squash, cucumbers and carrots.

This particular spinach salad, made by the folks over at Good Eggs, is representative of that beauty. Top with pumpkin seeds, otherwise known as pepitas, which are rich in manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, and copper. Two tablespoons of pumpkin seeds alone can give you around a quarter of your magnesium, which is a vital mineral to reduce stress, aid in sleep, and reduce sugar cravings.

 Watermelon radishes can brighten up any dish with their fuschia hue. 

Watermelon radishes can brighten up any dish with their fuschia hue. 

Spinach salad with shaved vegetables and pumpkin seeds

15 minutes | 2 servings | vegan


Ingredients:

  • 4 ounces spinach
  • 2 watermelon radishes, thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 small yellow or red beet, thinly sliced
  • 1 small cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • sea salt, to taste
  • ground pepper, to taste

Directions:

1. Place spinach and vegetables in a bowl. Toss with olive oil and lemon. Add salt and pepper to taste.

 A full-of-color and full-of-flavor plate of food, compliments of fresh-from-the-garden ingredients. Photo: Good Eggs.

A full-of-color and full-of-flavor plate of food, compliments of fresh-from-the-garden ingredients. Photo: Good Eggs.