Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 6
Try this simple spinach salad. The aromatic flavors and texture combinations will excite the taste buds.
¼ cup vegetable
¼ cup fruit
1½ oz eq meat alternate
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
5 from 2 votes

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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Place eggs in a small pot. Add water until there is 1” of water above the eggs. Place on the stove on medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Remove eggs from heat. Cover. Let eggs stand in hot water for 12 minutes to hard-boil the eggs. Wash hands after touching uncooked eggs.
  • While eggs are cooking, prepare an ice bath. Place ice and water in a bowl. Set aside.
  • When eggs are done cooking, carefully remove eggs from water with a slotted spoon. Place eggs in the ice bath for 10 minutes.
  • Peel eggs. Cut into quarters. Set aside.
  • To make salad dressing: In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar, honey, and salt. Whisk to blend.
  • In a large bowl, combine spinach, cranberries, and sunflower seeds. Add dressing. Toss. If not serving immediately, store salad, eggs, and dressing separately in the refrigerator at 40 °F or lower to prevent salad from wilting.
  • Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve ⅔ cup salad with 3 egg quarters.
    Serve immediately, or keep cold at 40 °F or lower.


Nutrition Facts
Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 0 ⅔ cup Spinach Salad With Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing and 3 egg quarters.
Calories 175 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 140mg47%
Sodium 138mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 21g7%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Total Sugars 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 2mg11%
*Marketing Guide


  • Contains eggs (boiled eggs), milk (parmesan cheese), and seeds (sunflower seeds). Some sunflower seeds are processed on equipment shared with common allergens, which include milk, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, wheat, and sesame.
  • Choking Risk: Dried fruit and seeds may be a choking risk for children under the age of 4.
  • The ice bath will cool the eggs quickly and make them easier to peel.
Yield / Volume