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

Weekly Newsletter

Keep up with your baby's development, get the latest parenting content and receive special offers from our partners

I understand that I may withdraw my consent at any time.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.