Spinach Strawberry Salad

A declicious, healthy summer salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

It won't be too long before the warm breeze of summer wafts it's way into our kitchens. File this Spinach Strawberry Salad recipe under "Summer Salads" and treat your dinner guests to a delicious salad at your summer dinner party.

Wait! Spinach Strawberry Salad?  We know spinach is good for us, right?  And fresh strawberries certainly have their place on our nutritional scale, don't they? But combining them? A salad? A spinach strawberry salad? Really?

You will be delightfully surprised when you try this delicious salad.  The combination of flavors that all work together in this fruity salad will make your taste buds pop! There is a sweetness, a tartness and a pungent flavor all melded together.

This salad is especially good in early summer when you can get very fresh strawberries. In fact, if you can go pick your own (or even grow your own) that's even better! Personally, I would opt for the fresher strawberries and perhaps, if local spinach isn't available just yet, but the grocery store baby spinach rather than the other way around.

This delicious fruity salad has a personality all its own - check it out!

Spinach Strawberry Salad


1 1/2 lbs. of fresh spinach
1/3 cup of extra virgin olive oil
Another Tbsp. olive oil set aside
1/3 cup of red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp. of sugar
2 tsp. of green onion, minced
1/2 tsp. of paprika
1/4 tsp. of White Wine Worcestershire sauce
2 cups of fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
2 Tbsp. of pine nuts

How we make it

Using a small skillet and medium heat with the
tablespoon of oil, saute pine nuts until they
are golden brown. Set aside.

After washing, tear spinach into bite-size pieces,
rinse again and spin dry.

In a small bowl combine the oil, vinegar, sugar,
onion, paprika and Worcestershire sauce.

Using a large glass bowl toss the spinach, straw-
berries and pine nuts.

Pour the dressing over the salad and serve

Makes about 8 servings.

Calories 126, Calories from Fat 92
Total Fat 10.48g Saturated Fat 1.37g
Trans Fat 0.0g,Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 52mg, Potassium 424mg
Total Carbs 7.15g, Dietary Fiber 2.3g
Sugars 3.75g Protein 2.3g

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