Spinach Salad with Strawberries recipe is one of my “must make” strawberry recipes, especially using the local strawberries during our local strawberry season. This Spinach Salad is very pretty and easy-to-make summer salad that pairs perfectly with just about anything else that you want to serve. So, be sure and serve this delicious Spinach Salad with Strawberries to your family and friends, especially during barbecue and grilling season.
There is nothing that says “Hello Summer” quite like eating a juicy vine-ripened strawberry that has been ripened to perfection in the early summer sunshine. Strawberries serve more than just fulfilling the sweet tooth, as they are also packed with hordes of health benefits, making a nutritious fruit for mind and body.
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- 2 bunches spinach leaves, washed, dried, and chilled*
- 1 cup strawberries, fresh and thickly sliced**
- 1 tablespoons almonds or sesame seeds, sliced and toasted
- 1 small red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
- Blueberries (for garnish, if desired)
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (good quality)
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon honey
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- Coarse salt and freshly-ground pepper to taste
Prepare Honey Mustard Dressing; set aside.
Remove stems and veins from spinach and tear into bite-sized pieces; place into a large salad bowl.
Toss spinach with 1/4 cup of Honey Mustard Dressing for every 6 cups of spinach greens; toss gently.
Add prepared strawberries, sliced almonds or sesame seeds, and onion; toss again and serve.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
In a small jar with a lid, combine balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard, salt, and pepper; cover securely and shake vigorously. Store, covered, in the refrigerator. Serve dressing at room temperature.
* Choose spinach leaves that are crisp and have dark green with a fresh fragrance. Avoid the spinach leaves that are limp, damaged, or spotted.
** Naturally the best strawberries are the ones you pick yourself from your local strawberry fields or purchase from your local produce stands and/or Farmers' markets. In the stores, always choose locally grown strawberries during the harvesting season (they are sweeter and juicier than those that are bred for shipment). Remember, your local strawberry season only lasts 3 to 4 weeks.
Additional Spinach Salad Recipes:
Spinach Salad with Mandarin Oranges
Favorite Spinach Salad
Spinach Salad with Pickled Eggs and Blue Cheese
Wilted Spinach Salad with Bacon and Balsamic Vinaigrette
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