Spinach Salad with Creamy Herb Dressing


- By Geraldine Campbell

This refreshing salad from nutritionist Natasha Uspensky has a deceptively healthy creamy herb dressing that is dairy-free. The recipe is a variation on one of the signature recipes in the upcoming cookbook she's writing with celebrity chef Matt Downes.

Serves 4


1 package organic spinach
1 grapefruit, peeled and cut into chunks
1 cup English peas or frozen sweet peas (thawed)
6 red radishes, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)


1/2 cup cashews, soaked in hot water
1 clove garlic
Juice of one lemon (about 2-3 tbsp)
1 tbsp raw organic apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp mustard
1 tbsp sweet white miso
1/8 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup water
2 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbl finely chopped dill
1 Tbl finely chopped basil
1 Tbl finely chopped tarragon

Combine all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  Toss with salad veggies.

Natasha Uspensky is a Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Counselor specializing in weight loss, digestive and gastrointestinal problems, hormonal imbalance, and the unique dietary and health concerns of performing artists, models, and busy professionals.  She sees clients at her Brooklyn location, as well as in Soho, at beautiful Ethos Collective Wellness. In addition to her private practice, Natasha leads workshops and seminars, corporate wellness programs, publishes the health and wellness blog, The Organic Beauty, the wedding and style blog, Charcoal & Lace, and is a Health Correspondant for One Minute News. 

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