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Spinach Salad with Pomegranate and Avocado

The sunflower seeds and spinach in this salad are top-notch sources of magnesium, which enables your body to create dopamine. The avocado's vitamin B6 produces serotonin, a calming neurotransmitter.
Body+Soul, 2008
  • Yield Serves 6
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Ingredients

  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 bunches flat leaf spinach, stems trimmed, well washed and dried
  • 2 tablespoons roasted, hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1 Hass avocado

Directions

  1. Halve pomegranate lengthwise and seed. Working in a bowl of cold water, use your hands to separate seeds from membrane. Membrane will float to the top; discard. Scoop out pomegranate seeds and pat dry.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together 3 tablespoons lemon juice, mustard, and oil; season with salt and pepper. Toss spinach, sunflower seeds, and pomegranate seeds with dressing in bowl. Transfer to a serving platter.

  3. Halve avocado and remove pit. Scoop out flesh and thinly slice lengthwise; drizzle with remaining lemon juice. Transfer to plate and arrange salad on top. Serve immediately.

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