Baby spinach and mint salad


I adapted this recipe for slimming world from Jamie Olivers 30 Minute Meals. It’s so good it would go with almost anything

5 mins

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88 kcals

serves 4



The recipe for this salad was alongside the Oozy mushroom risotto, but it’s so good that I think it stands alone! I’ve had it with pastas, risottos and meats, it’s very versatile. It does have a certain ‘treat’ element to it as you wouldn’t usually make a synned salad, but this is definitely worth it for the addition of pinenuts, sundried tomatoes, and a little oil. However you could remove all the syns and it would still be a nice side salad. If you hadn’t already used your Healthy Extra B for the day you could have a whole 15g of pinenuts all to yourself without having to syn these!

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Baby spinach and mint salad

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


I adapted this recipe for Slimming World from Jamie’s 30 minute meals. It’s so good it would go with almost anything!

Syns: 3 per portion


  • 25 g pinenuts (toasted in a non-stick pan)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 200 g baby spinach (sliced roughly into 1cm thick strips)
  • 3 large sprigs of fresh mint (leaves picked)
  • 25 g sun-dried tomatoes (roughly chopped)
  • 1 medium cucumber (halved and sliced on an angle about 1cm thick)
  • Method


  1. Put balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper into a large salad bowl and add the pine nuts.
  2. Add the spinach, mint leaves, sun-dried tomatoes and cucumber. Don’t toss until the last minute.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

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