Spinach Salad with Creamy Sunflower Seed Dressing ( Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw)

Spinach Salad with Creamy Sunflower Seed Dressing ( Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw)

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Spinach salad is delicious, easy to fixed and its one of the most nutrient packed foods available, its high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories. Spinach contains high amounts of Vitamin A, C and K. It is also provides a good source of protein, phosphorus, zinc, selenium, omega 3 fatty acids, fiber, copper and Vitamin E. Studies have shown to prevent and fight cancer of the breast, ovaries, prostate and skin. Popeye was right….

3 cups spinach leaves

1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut into wedges

1/2 avocado, pitted and chopped

1 cup cucumber, chopped

1/4 cup onion, chopped


Sunflower Dressing
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1 clove garlic
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
1/2  cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon maple syrup
1/2  teaspoon sea salt or to taste

Wash spinach leaves, dry and tear into bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl. Toss with tomato, avocado, cucumber  and onion. In a blender combine dressing ingredients and process until creamy. Pour over salad and serve.

Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.

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  2. Katherine
    August 11, 2018

    Hi Michelle,

    I love your spinach salad with sunflower seed dressing recipe here and have featured it in our website GreenThickies in the post 10 Raw Vegan Spinach Salad Recipes.

    I have not shared the exact recipe but only a small quote and one image from this page. And I have given all credits to you and linked back to this page.

    Is this okay with you?

    Thanks a lot :)

    • Michelle Blackwood
      August 11, 2018

      Thank you Katherine, appreciate it.

  3. Philly
    August 2, 2018

    My go to salad dressing yum ?

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  5. Sue
    July 30, 2013

    Sunflower dressing is verrrrrry yummy! Thanks much.