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,

Rebecca

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

  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

Have you tried this recipe? Do you have a question or comment for me?
I invite you to leave it as a comment below!

6 Comments

  1. Kristin

    I like the idea of pairing strawberries with spinach. It sounds very yummy. Definitely will try this in the near future.

  2. Angela

    This salad is perfect for a warm sunny day. It's light and refreshing with just the right amount of sweetness.

  3. Brittany

    I can describe this salad in half a word - delish. The dressing looks intimidating with vinegar, paprika, and worcestershire all in the mix but once you put everything together it is fantastic. I'll use it on other types of salads as well.

  4. Jeremy

    This salad is delicious and it's made almost entirely out of superfoods. Candied Pecans go really well in this salad in place of or in addition to the almonds.

  5. Jaime

    Now I know what I'm making for 4th of July! Thank you - I can't wait!

  6. Heather

    Bring on the color!! I brought this salad to a Superfoods dinner party last night. The vibrant green spinach and bright red strawberries topped with almonds stood out and drew people in. I presented the salad as you did in your photo, then tossed it with the dressing as people started serving themselves at the party. Superfoods Delight!!

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