Spinach and Citrus Salad with Sweet and Spicy Almonds


What to do with a massive contain of spinach?

Make Spinach and Citrus Salad with Sweet and Spicy Almonds of course 🙂

Well, and add it everywhere else I can!

Spinach in my smoothies (really – you gotta try it), spinach in mason jar salads, like these:

Mason Jar Salads

And let’s not forget the classic: spinach in my scrambled eggs:














But to really use up a whole whack of these powerhouse greens, I gotta bring in the ultimate user-upper: spinach salad. But not just any spinach salad – Spinach and Citrus Salad with Sweet and Spicy Almonds.

This salad is such a yummy dish and you can make it for a side at suppertime or you can add some shrimp for a quick supper.

Here's the 1-minute video for some super easy shrimp:

 This citrus salad is a delish addition to any meal and packs extra nutrition with folate-rich spinach, vitamin C-filled oranges and healthy-fat nuts.

I had almonds on hand when I made this recently but feel free to choose your favourite nut – walnuts or pecans would work too.

The toasted nuts with the rosemary and spice is really nice – and different. The citrus salad dressing is wonderful to have on hand – so refreshingly tangy.

You can double the recipe for the salad dressing and it keeps in the fridge for a week in a small, air-tight mason jar.

I stopped buying salad dressing years ago because they always sounded good but I never got through a whole bottle of whatever I bought.

Salad dressing really is one of those foods that many people buy but is super easy to make.


Remember when it comes to beating prediabetes, the antioxidant-rich vitamin C in this spinach and citrus is a good friend to you.

We are trying to literally flood your system with maximal-nutrition, including antioxidants to help undo any damage that’s been done to arteries by the higher than normal sugar in the blood stream.

Make spinach and citrus part of your prediabetes reversal plan and you will be packing major nutrition power.

Now let’s eat!


Spinach and Citrus Salad with Sweet and Spicy Almonds
Serves 6
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min
218 calories
15 g
0 g
17 g
4 g
2 g
145 g
76 g
8 g
0 g
15 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218
Calories from Fat 150
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g
Saturated Fat 2g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 76mg
Total Carbohydrates 15g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  2. 2 green onions, chopped
  3. 1-2 oranges and grapefruits peeled cut into bite-sized sections
  4. 1 tablespoon non-hydrogenated margarine or butter
  5. 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  6. 1/2 cup slivered almonds (you could use pecans or walnuts too)
  7. 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  8. 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  9. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Citrus Dressing
  1. 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  2. 2 tablespoons orange or grapefruit juice (I used a combo of both)
  3. 3 tablespoons canola oil
  4. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. 1. Put the spinach and green onions in large salad bowl and sprinkle with the cut sections of grapefruit. In a small saute pan over medium heat, add the butter and sugar and stir until the butter is melted.
  2. 2. Add the nuts you are using and toss until they begin to brown. Stir in the rosemary and cayenne and stir just a few seconds to release the aroma.
  3. 3. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  4. 4. Sprinkle the nuts on the salad while still warm.
  5. 5. Drizzle the dressing over salad and serve. Save leftover dressing for a week in an air-tight container
  1. Pecans work great too instead of almonds.
  2. Although it's lovely to serve the nuts on the salad warm, if it doesn't happen, that's totally fine. I've been known to just make this salad first when hosting and let it wait on the table while I do everything else.
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