Barb Boose Publications Director, Marketing and Communications May 23, 2014Friday recipe: spinach-apple-radish salad I’m going to say it: After our brutally cold, seemingly endless winter, spring has officially sprung with warmer temperatures, neon-green grass, blooming flowers and happier people. I’m one of them, because I’m also enjoying the fruits – umm, vegetables – of my spouse’s labors in our garden, radishes and spinach. Photo: Taste of HomeI love the former for their tasty “zing” and crunch, and the latter for its rich, fresh flavor. Both are low in calories and high in nutrients and fiber. Spinach is a nondairy calcium source, so it will let you continue your bone-building during this National Osteoporosis Month. I’ve altered today’s recipe from Taste of Home to include both of these spring treats.Spinach-apple-radish salad2 tablespoons cider vinegar2 tablespoons canola oil1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon sugar1 cup diced unpeeled apple1/4 cup chopped sweet onion1/4 cup raisins2 cups torn fresh spinach2 culs torn romaine3/4 cup diced radishesIn a small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, salt and sugar; mix well. Add apple, onion and raisins; toss gently to coat. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes.Just before serving, combine spinach, romaine and radishes in a large salad bowl. Add dressing and toss. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.