You’d Like an Interesting Yet Simple Fresh Spring Salad

April 13, 2009 by

I love this time of year.

With the Easter holiday comes crisp white clothes and fresh recipes!

It's time to put away all of your heavy soup and rich dessert recipes, and pull out your light springtime blends, chock full of fresh fruit and cool flavors.

Strawberries are a plenty this time of year.  And your local market is practically giving them away.  At prices like that, you'd like to go ahead and take advantage of the two-pound container.  But how will you use them?

Smoothies are an easy option.  Or you could pair them with some angel food cake and whip cream for a fast and easy dessert. 

But what about putting them in a salad?

"Strawberries in a salad!?!"

Yes that's right.  Strawberries in a salad.

What you get here is not only an awesome salad full of flavor, but also a very pretty accent to any spring dinner table.  The sharp contrast of the green spinach and red strawberries make this salad attractive enough to be the center focal point of any table.

Plus, you'll love the sweet dressing that ties this recipe together.  It can be used for other salads, so you may want to make extra while you're at it.

So go ahead and buy that two-pound container of strawberries.  You have the perfect recipe for a spring salad that will put them to good use.

Until our next meal,


Strawberry and Spinach Salad


Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

  • 2 Tbs Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tbs Poppy Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 Tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
  • 10 Oz Fresh Spinach, Torn
  • 1 Quart Strawberries, Sliced
  • 1/2 Cup Slivered Almonds


  1. In a container with a tight lid, combine sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and onion. 
  2. Shake well and chill for at least one hour. (This can also be made the day before.)
  3. When ready to serve, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds in a large bowl.  Pour dressing over salad and toss. 
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4

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