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May 04

Spinach Salad with Lingonberry Dressing


Lingonberries? Have you heard of them? I had never heard of them until I caught an episode of Dr Oz a while back. He was introducing a new super-fruit called the Lingonberry. It’s also known as a cow-berry. It’s related to the cranberry, bilberry and blueberry. Berries are high in a chemical called poly-phenols, which are powerful antioxidants. The lingonberry has higher concentrations of plant poly- phenols.

Native Americans in North America have a history of using this berry to help those suffering with diabetes and cardiovascular illness.

It’s not well known in the United States but is well known in Scandinavia. You can find lingonberries in some health food stores or I found lingonberries in a jar online here. My favorite way to shop!

They have a slightly tart flavor. I made a delicious salad dressing with lingonberries to mix with my fresh spinach from my patio pot garden. The salad was colorful and so yummy.

Here’s all you need:

Salad

fresh spinach

fresh purple kale

1 pint fresh strawberries sliced

Dressing

1/4 cup champagne vinegar

1/4 extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup lingonberry jam

In a large bowl add spinach.

Add kale.

Add sliced strawberries.

In a small bowl add add champagne vinegar.

Extra virgin olive oil.

Add lingonberry jam or any other jam you like.

Whisk together until well blended.  I put mine in a small jar. Store in the refrigerator to chill.

     

After the dressing is chilled pour over salad mix and enjoy. So simple and so good. This is a great way to put extra antioxidants into your diet in a delicious way.

Shared at: DIY Dairies , Little Becky Homecky , Stuff and Nonsense , Around My Family Table , Here Comes the Sun , Country Momma Cooks , Be Different Act Normal , Too-Much-Time . The Table Scaper , I Heart Naptime , Addicted to Recipes , A Pinch of Joy , Marvelously Messy , The Foley Farm , Cooking with Karyn, Learning the Frugal Life , Homemaker on a Diame , Time Warp Wife , Claiming Our Space , The Well Crafted Home , The Kurtz Corner , The DIY Dreamer

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  1. Marie

    This looks really good and simple!

  2. Virginia

    Sounds delicious! I had never heard of Lingonberries until I had some at Ikea. They sell them too. Their restaurant serves them with Swedish meatballs. Pinning this!!!

  3. Donna B. McNicol [@donnabmcnicol]

    This looks and sounds so good…not sure what jam I would use though.

    1. Diane

      You could use any jam you like. The lingonberry is a lttle tart. I use strawberry jam also.

  4. Lisa

    Thanks so much for linking up with “Try a New Recipe Tuesday!” It looks delicious and the step-by-step directions are very helpful! :-)

  5. Christy

    Your salad looks so amazingly fresh and colorful! I make a similar dressing using my homemade raspberry jam. I will have to look for ligonberry jam at the Health food store near me.

    1. Diane

      I am going to make it with rapberries when they ripen this summer. Thanks for stopping by.

  6. Wendy

    Yum! Looks delicious! We fell in love with Ligonberries last year on a trip to Sweden. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. Kathy (aka Mrs Dull)

    This looks fab Diane, I love lingonberries :-) Thanks for sharing it with us over at Scratch Cookin’ Tuesday!

  8. Lauren @ The Well Crafted Home

    This looks delicious!!! Thanks for linking up at Well Crafted Wednesdays!

  9. Jen @ Our DIY Diaries

    Looks Delicious! Thanks for linking up!

    Jen

  10. Claiming Our Space

    I love lingonberry jam and always stock up when I go to IKEA. Thanks so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday!

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