Here, pan-fried pieces of asparagus and prosciutto are combined with wilted baby spinach and crisp-baked croutons in a delicious warm salad for two. Serve with a side dish of new potatoes tossed with a little extra virgin olive oil.
Contrary to popular belief, spinach is not a particularly good source of absorbable iron, but it does have a lot of other nutrients to offer. It is a good source of vitamins C and E, and it provides useful amounts of the B vitamins folate, niacin and B6. In addition, it offers several cancer-fighting phytochemicals.