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Spinach Salad w/Apples & Eggs  

Enjoy a simply delicious spinach salad with hard-boiled eggs, apples, and dried figs.

This is one of our own Fruits & Veggies—More Matters® recipes. It meets the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s strict nutrition guidelines as a healthy recipe.

Category: Main Dishes

Think Variety; Think Color: Red White Green

Preparation time: 45 minutes

Serves: 4

Cups of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving: 2.25


  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 Piñata (or Gala) apples
  • 8 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup dried figs (about 16 figs or one 7-oz pkg)
  • 1 cup whole grain croutons
  • ½ cup light honey-mustard or poppyseed dressing
  • Hard-boil the eggs ...

    1. Place eggs in saucepan large enough to hold them in single layer.
    2. Add cold water to cover eggs by 1 inch. Heat over high heat just to boiling.
    3. Remove from heat and cover.
    4. Let eggs stand in hot water about 12 minutes.
    5. Drain and fill pan with cold water; let sit 10-15 minutes.
    6. Peel and slice. (This can be done ahead. If making ahead, refrigerate cooked unpeeled eggs.)

     Prepare other ingredients while eggs are cooking and cooling ...

    1. Wash, slice, and core apples.
    2. Cut apples and dried figs into bite-size chunks.
    3. Wash and drain spinach.
    4. To plate, divide ingredients evenly among 4 plates, top spinach with apples, eggs, dried figs, and croutons. Drizzle with dressing.

    Credit: Recipe courtesy of Stemilt, Juice Products Association & Egg Nutrition Center.

    Nutritional Information per Serving
    Calories: 360 Carbohydrates: 59g
    Total Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 185mg
    Saturated Fat: 2g Dietary Fiber: 10g
    % of Calories from Fat: 28% Sodium: 560mg
    Protein: 9g  



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