Curried Spinach Salad


Open your mind to this salad — even if the ingredients sound strange! The curry flavor of the dressing goes really well with the sweet fruit, and the sesame seeds make it just a little crunchy. Spinach is one of the very healthiest things you can eat, so be sure to try plenty of different recipes for it!

kitchen gear

  • Cutting board
  • Sharp knife (adult needed)
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cup
  • Large bowl
  • Fork or whisk



  • 3 tablespoons vinegar
  • 1⁄4 cup olive, canola, or vegetable oil
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups flat-leaf or baby spinach, washed well
  • 1 large apple, scrubbed or peeled, and diced
  • 1⁄2 cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons lightly toasted sesame seeds



  • Put the vinegar, oil, curry powder, mustard, and salt in the bowl and using the fork or whisk, stir well.
  • Add the spinach, apple, raisins, and sesame seeds and toss to combine. Serve right away. 


To toast sesame seeds, put a small skillet on the stove and set the heat to medium. Add the sesame seeds and cook, stirring, until golden, 2-3 minutes.

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