Colorful and healthy, this Simple Spinach and Strawberry Salad makes a great lunch and can be easily customized. The strawberry dressing is the best in the world!
Simple Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Hello friends! Tania from Cooktoria here, sharing this spring-inspired salad.
When I mentioned in the description above that the Strawberry Dressing is the best in the world, I wasn’t kidding. It is wonderfully rich and smooth and it tastes so good on this Simple Spinach and Strawberry Salad. I assure you, it is impossible to stop eating it.
It is finally warm outside, and summer is on its way!
I am all about quick and healthy recipes that save time in the kitchen and help me lose my last 5 pounds before the summer. Yes, I’ve been working out and eating healthy, so I can finally say “Goodbye!” to my winter weight.
Did you guys do the same?
This salad is super versatile: it can serve as a quick and light lunch, or you can add some grilled chicken and feta cheese to make a filling dinner.
Now that I’ve convinced you to try it, let’s start cooking! We’ll start with the dressing.
To make this awesomeness you’ll need a few fresh strawberries, some canola oil (grapeseed or peanut oil are great alternatives), honey and white wine vinegar.
I’ve recently purchased some Grapeseed Oil from Amazon, and I use it in almost all my salad dressings. It has a very nice mild flavor and a lot of health benefits.
I like the simplest version of this salad which includes fresh baby spinach leaves, strawberries, poppy seeds and a few pine nuts. The flavors work great together and the creamy dressing on the crispy spinach leaves is all I am looking for.
However, you are welcome to add some walnuts, pecans, raisins, blueberries, raspberries, goat/feta cheese, apples or whatever else you wish. In any case, you’ll be happy with the result.
Stay healthy, friends!
For the dressing:
- 1/3 cup canola oil
- 4 chopped strawberries
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
For the salad:
- 4 handfuls fresh baby spinach
- 6 chopped strawberries
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 1 tbsp poppy seeds
- Blend all the ingredients together in a mini hand chopper or food processor until smooth.
- Arrange the spinach on the plates. Place the strawberries on top.
- Sprinkle the salad with the dressing.
- Garnish with pine nuts and poppy seeds.