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Strawberry Spinach Salad ~ Strawberry Vinaigrette

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 ¾ of the container for the salad saving ¼ for the vinaigrette

¼ 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

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon white sugar

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

Serve over strawberry spinach salad and enjoy!

hugs, mb 

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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! : )

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14 Comments

  1. Susan @ Oh My! Creative says:

    Stopping by from the blog hop! Hope you have a great week! I love this salad!

  2. This looks SOO good! I love vinaigrettes. And I've been wanting to try a strawberry salad for a while. I really need to give this a shot.:)

  3. How neat! I have always wanted one of these spinners! We eat lots of salad, so this would be great

  4. I tweeted this giveaway

  5. The Dutch Girl says:

    Delicious! And even better, I have everything to make this. Glad I found you via Rook No. 17.

    Hanneke

  6. Found your blog via Junk in Their Trunk link party! I love balsamic strawberry vinaigrette's! I have one posted on my blog and would love to trade recipes! come over anytime 🙂 Now following you!

  7. Looks delicious; a great recipe to start the spring weather! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday 🙂

  8. Looks DELISH! Your newest follower!!! Can you please post at my Taste This Thursday party!?

  9. Oh this looks so YUMMY!!! I am actually eating a bowl of strawberries and whip cream right now!! 🙂 This is certainly going to be tried come warmer weather.. 🙂

  10. Jenn/Rook No. 17 says:

    What a perfectly fresh, beautiful and delicious salad for spring! It's always such a pleasure to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." at Rook No. 17.

    Jenn