We now know that certain foods are beneficial for male fertility but sometimes it can seem hard to incorporate these ‘superfoods’ into our diets. This salad combines the sperm-health protecting benefits of raspberries with folic-acid rich spinach to create a big bowl of nutrients to increase male fertility and sperm count.
- 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (see note)
- 1/2 teaspoon caster sugar
- 1 lemon
- 100g baby spinach leaves
- 1 x 120g punnet fresh raspberries
- 45g (1/3 cup) coarsely chopped pecans
- 100g Persian feta, drained, crumbled
Step 1: Place the oil, vinegar, mustard and sugar in a small screw-top jar. Season with salt and pepper. Shake well to combine.
Step 2: Use a zester to zest the lemon. (Alternatively, use a vegetable peeler to peel the rind. Use a small sharp knife to remove white pith and cut rind into very thin strips.)
Step 3: Place the spinach in a large bowl. Sprinkle with the lemon rind, raspberries, pecans and feta.
Step 4: Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Toss gently to combine.
Tips: Use a gluten-free mustard if you want this recipe to be gluten free. Picnic Tip: To prevent this salad from going soggy, add the dressing just before serving.Store the spinach mixture, in an airtight container, and the dressing in the fridge until just before leaving. Keep chilled in an esky.
Don’t forget to check out our other recipes for male fertility.