Cool Summer Salad


by Bailey Zygutis, Nutritionist, Vitruvian Fitness (photo by Bailey Zygutis)

We’ve still got a little bit of summer left in Prescott, so here’s a light, low-carb salad from delicious, nutritious ingredients to keep you refreshed and energized!

  • 1 Mini cucumber
  • 1½ cups Baby spinach
  • 1 can Tuna (in water, strained)
  • 2 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs Capers
  • 1 tbs Olive oil
  • 1 tbs Balsamic vinegar 
  • Pink salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

  1. Drain tuna, mix in mustard and capers.  
  2. Chop spinach and add to bowl.  
  3. Slice cucumber into 1/4-inch thick slices and add to bowl. 
  4. Top with tuna mixture.  
  5. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar, add salt and pepper to taste, and enjoy!  

Serves 1 | Prep Time 10 min

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Food for Thought

Spinach is high in folate, also known as B9, a powerful nutrient responsible for many bodily functions, including cell growth and DNA repair. Folate is especially important for pregnant women, as it plays a critical role in fetal development.  

Other veggies high in folate include dark kale, collard greens and asparagus.