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! 

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Hands-on time: 15   |    Total time: 15   |    Makes: 4 Servings


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


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


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your equipment and ingredients and put them on a counter.

  1. Put the vinegar, oil, curry powder, mustard, and salt in the bowl and using the fork or whisk, stir well.
  2. 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.