Alzheimer's-Fighting Spinach-Walnut-Citrus Salad

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/4 cup walnut halves
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • salt and freshly ground back pepper (optional)
  • 1 large bunch of spinach, washed and trimmed
  • 1/2 orange, cut into segments
  • grapefruit, cut into segments
  • green onions, chopped

Directions

Combine oil, vinegar, honey and cayenne pepper; mix well. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired. Toss spinach with dressing and walnuts. Arrange orange and grapefruit sections on top and garnish with green onions.

Excerpted from YOU: On a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management by Michael F. Roizen and Mehmet C. Oz. Copyright (c) 2006, 2009 by Michael F. Roizen, M.D., and Oz Works LLC, f/s/o Mehmet C. Oz, M.D. Excerpted with permission by Free Press, a Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc.