Learn how to make Citrus Spinach Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing, one of Rita's recipes for the DASH diet to reduce depression.

Citrus Spinach Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette Dressing


  • 4 cups ready-to-eat baby spinach
  • 2 slices red onion, separated into rings
  • 2 tablespoons mustard vinaigrette dressing (recipe below)
  • 3 cups fresh navel orange segments or mandarin oranges

Dressing ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup rice or apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  1. Dressing: Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth. Scrape sides with spatula. Refrigerate covered until serving time. Alternately, combine ingredients in Mason jar with lid. Shake well.
  2. Place spinach in large bowl. Add onion rings and orange sections. Toss with dressing to coat.