Full of Folate Salad


  • Makes4 servings
Full of Folate Salad

Who would think that a salad so tasty could be so good for you and your baby?


  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 1 tbsp orange juice

  • 4 tsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped cilantro

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 cups torn romaine lettuce

  • 2 cups baby spinach

  • 1 navel orange, peeled and sliced into pinwheels

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and sliced

  • 1/4 cup toasted sunflower seeds


  • In a small bowl, mash garlic and salt together. Add mustard, vinegar, orange juice and olive oil. Whisk until fully blended. Add coriander and whisk to blend.

  • In a large salad bowl, combine lettuce, spinach, orange and avocado slices. Drizzle on dressing and toss lightly. Garnish with toasted sunflower seeds.


To toast raw, unsalted sunflower seeds, heat a small, dry frying pan on medium-high. Add seeds and toast, stirring until golden brown, about 2 to 3 minutes.

  • To slice a ripe avocado, slice in half, lengthwise, nudge out the seed with the tip of a knife then slice avocado while in the "shell," prying pieces out by sliding knife between the peel and the avocado. Avocado will brown easily, so do this step just before dressing the salad.

This article was originally published on Oct 01, 2005

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