Pump-It-Up Spinach Salad

  • Makes4 servings

Popeye had to eat his spinach from a can, but your tyke can enjoy it fresh and sweet.


  • 2 tbsp raw sunflower seeds

  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves

  • 2 medium mangoes, peeled and sliced

  • 2 tbsp tahini, (sesame seed paste)

  • 2 tbsp water

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced

  • 2 tsp honey

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  • Heat a small frying pan to medium, add sunflower seeds and toast, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes, or until golden brown and fragrant. Set aside

  • In a small bowl, whisk together tahini, water and lemon juice until smooth. Add garlic, honey, salt and pepper, whisking to combine.

  • Toss spinach and mango slices in a large salad bowl, drizzle on dressing and toss to combine. Garnish with sunflower seeds.

This article was originally published on Jun 01, 2007