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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad is one of my all time favorite salads.  I love the light sweetness of the salad and the crunch provided by either almonds or granola!  Plus you get a little saltiness if you throw feta in the mix!  Mark and I used to make this in Indianapolis on nights when we wanted something on the lighter side.  Usually Mark and I would leave the almonds out (he doesn't like nuts) and simply stick to the granola for crunch.  Whats great about this salad is you can pretty much top it with things you like (nuts granola, cheese, cranberries)  Or jus keep it simple like I did today.  Just Spinach, Strawberries, and a Almond Vinaigrette (if there is someone allergic to almond sub in vanilla extract). 

What you will need:
6 Servings 
1 Bag Spinach (Washed and Stems Removed)
1 Pint Strawberries (You will use half)
Sesame Seeds
Poppy Seeds
2 Tablespoons Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Honey 
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 
1/4 Tsp Poppy Seeds  
1/2 Tsp Almond Extract
The original Recipe calls for 2 tablespoons sliced Almonds, and 1/2 Tsp Margarine.  We didn't have sliced almonds, so this time I left the toasted almonds out!  Results still fantastic!

Wash your spinach and place in serving bowl.  Cut up half your strawberries and place on top of spinach.  I then sprinkled the spinach and strawberries with a bit of sesame and poppy seeds.  Now for the dressing, combine all the dressing ingredients in a shaker, shake well to combine the olive oil, honey and vinegar.  However they will separate a few minutes later.  Dress the salad with your dressing and serve!  
Note if using the almonds the recipe said to microwave the margarine and almonds for 1 1/2-2 min.  Then you just toss the almonds into the salad!

Enjoy and remember to live Happily Ever Healthy!

I had to share this with you!  I found this on the website Liz's Kitchen:  This is a new take on the Strawberry Spinach Salad!
For Recipe click here!


  1. Mmm looks super delicious, I'm going to have to try it!!

  2. I've had salads like this before and they are DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. i absolutely LOVE strawberry spinach salads and your picture is beautiful!

  4. Peyton-I hope you had a fabulous week camping!!

    Caitlin: you are welcome!

    Allison-Thank you, I love how the colors of the spinach and strawberries pop!

  5. Mmm. This is one of my favorite salads, but I've never made it because I never stumbled across a recipe! Problemo solved. This looks great! Did you have a great weekend?

  6. I did have a god weekend! Thanks for asking!! I think it went to quickly though! How was your weekend?


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