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Summer Sizzle Salad

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Summer Sizzle Salad

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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Summer Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 720kcal


  • 4 cup spinach
  • 1 fruit (2-5/8″ dia) orange
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cup, sliced strawberries
  • 2 stalk green onion
  • 2 medium carrot
  • 2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, dried
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp, ground black pepper, ground


  • Prepare barley as directed on package. 
  • While barley cooks, toss spinach in a large mixing bowl. Zest the orange into a smaller bowl (or a lidded jar such as a mason jar or dressing bottle).  Then juice the orange to add to zest. Add olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt; mix/shake. 
  • Add cooked, hot barley to the spinach and allow it to wilt. Pour dressing over the spinach and mix to thoroughly coat both spinach and barley. 
  • Slice strawberries and onions, grate (or julienne) carrots, and add to spinach.  Toss in lettuce, nuts and cubed cheddar cheese.  Season with remaining salt and pepper (fresh ground if you have it!); toss together one more time.  
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Calories: 720kcal | Carbohydrates: 98g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 829mg | Fiber: 21g | Sugar: 8g

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