Spring is in the air and fresh fruits and vegetables are coming to market.  I love seeing rich red strawberries in my refrigerator ~ perfect for eating alone or for using in a salad and salad dressing.  Spinach is a great taste partner to strawberries and a good strawberry spinach salad is a refreshing treat.  This recipe is quick, easy and easily adaptable.  I used only spinach and strawberries for the salad and because of my boys’ different allergies I didn’t add almonds but if you have no allergy problems I urge you to include almonds or walnuts in the final ‘toss’ of this salad.  The dressing is easy also….light, fresh and tasty!

Salad

1 bag of spinach {I didn’t pay attention to the ounces/size..just a standard-sized bag}~ I purchased a ‘ready to use’ bag but prefer to wash my greens before using

1 container of strawberries {16 ounces} ~ use 3/4 of the container for the salad saving 1/4 for the vinaigrette

1/4 cup blanched and slivered almonds

feta cheese ~ I have this available to put on individually {some like it…some don’t}

{use more or less of the above according to your preferences}

1.  Rinse, hull and slice strawberries.

2.  Rinse spinach and place in salad spinner to get rid of the excess moisture.

3.  Gently toss together strawberries, spinach and almonds.

Strawberry Vinaigrette

1 cup olive oil

4 ounces fresh strawberries, rinsed, hulled and halved

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon white sugar

In a blender or food processor mix all ingredients and blend until smooth.

Serve over strawberry spinach salad and enjoy!

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p.s. I used my OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner ~ stop by on Monday for a chance to win an OXO Salad Spinner {courtesy of OXO} of your own! : )