Introduction: Popeye's Revenge - Raw Spinach Salad

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You may have enjoyed one too many cookies and far too many cocktails over the holiday season. It's time to flush some of that junk from your system.

This salad is loaded with SUPERFOODS.... Ohhhhh, SUPERFOODS!

Step 1: The Goods

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1/2 lb spinach
1/2 lemon
2 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
salt and pepper
hot sauce

Step 2: Spinach

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Add the spinach to your food processor. If it doesn't all fit, don't worry, you can add the rest after you start pulsing the food processor.

You may be concerned about oxalic acid in raw spinach. I am not :).

Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled. It is a rich source of vitamin A (and especially high in lutein), vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate, betaine, iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. Recently, opioid peptides called rubiscolins have also been found in spinach. - Wikipedia

Step 3: Lemon and Garlic

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Crush and peel the garlic cloves. Add to the food processor.

Cut the lemon in half. Squeeze the juice into the food processor.


Like many of the fruits and vegetables featured on our website, lemons and limes contain unique flavonoid compounds that have antioxidant and anti-cancer properties. - www.whfoods.com

You can increase the health benefits you receive from garlic by letting it sit after you've chopped it or crushed it. If you give your chopped/crushed garlic time to sit before changing its temperature (through cooking) or its pH (through the addition of acidic food like lemon juice). - www.whfoods.com

Step 4: Olive Oil

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Add the olive oil.

Step 5: Spice

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Add the spices and hot sauce.
 
Spicy foods have many health benefits. Don't be shy with the hot sauce. It may rev-up your metabolism, lower bad cholesterol and help prevent cancer.

Step 6: Pulse

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Pulse the food processor. You may need to remove the top a couple times and reorganize the spinach to make sure it all gets chopped. If you couldn't fit all of the spinach in earlier, add it now. Taste it, add more spices if needed.

Step 7: I'm Strong to the Finish...

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'cause I eats me spinach.

This salad is good alone, but can be used as a condiment, as an addition to another salad, etc. Use your imagination.

Comments

MissBizzyLizzy made it! (author)2015-01-03

Sorry for the awful picture but it was really tasty.. Will definitely make it again. Thank you!

dvivster (author)2015-01-01

Its kind of like a spinach hummus, sounds really yummy! I think iI will add this to my next batch of homemade hummus. Thanks for the instructable.

pddonovan2011 (author)2015-01-01

I am always looking for healthier alternatives to main stream food! Diabetes can be controlled with diet, the ingredients of this Salad are a great way to aid in that control! Good job, I'm going to make/try this, I think it will make a great lunch food while on the job!

jasara (author)2014-09-17

Cute name, cool dish-What more?

jasara (author)2014-09-17

Cute name, cool dish-What more?

Animeoni (author)2014-03-12

I am eating raw food to get rid of a cold so I added extra garlic, chili powder, smoked paprika, hot sauce, onion, basil and cashew nuts. Put it on grated zucchini as a sauce.

Mihsin (author)2014-01-10

Chop with a knife, add your ingredience, and eat with pita bread.

james.rasa (author)2014-01-06

i used it as a dip for tortillas, pretty good thx

wizgirl (author)james.rasa2014-01-07

Sweet :)!

rjones63 (author)2014-01-05

add nuts, basil and parm and you have pesto.

wizgirl (author)rjones632014-01-07

Great idea! Maybe exclude the cardamom and add some pine nuts instead.

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