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Armenian Spinach Plum Salad
From: Michelle S.

This is a tasty spring salad. You may substitute any low cal dressing for the one included in the recipe. This is low cal too!!


  • 3 large plums, cut into wedges
  • 3 cups spinach, stems removed and leaves torn
  • 2 cups cucumbers, pared,seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup parsley, minced
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios, chopped

Armenian Dressing

  • 1/3 cup safflower oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • pepper

Combine spinach, cucumber, onion, parsley, pistachios, and plums in a salad bowl.

Combine dressing ingredients.

pour dressing over salad mixture and toss well to blend.