Strawberry Spinach Salad

Summer is such a great time for salads because of all of the wonderful fresh veggies and fruit you can combine to make them interesting, unique and delicious.

I’ve just started venturing into making my own homemade dressings instead of using store-bought, and some that I’ve made had not turned out that well.  But, this homemade dressing is always great with this salad.

This is a great way to use fresh and local strawberries and spinach that are in season right now!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Homemade Dressing

  • Spinach – one large bag if buying from the grocery store
  • Strawberries – at least a pint, you can double if desired
  • chopped pecans, walnuts, or sliced almonds to taste

Combine ingredients in a large bowl

Dressing

  • 1/2 cup sugar (I use organic turbinado sugar)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. Worchestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until mixed together.

Pour dressing over salad just before serving and mix to combine.

I had never really been a big fan of fruit on my salad, until my mom made this salad last summer, and who can resist fresh strawberries?  Now I love to find creative ways to include fruits in salad.  My friend Jenica made one the other night for our small group that had blueberries in it! Yum!

What is your favorite combination for a fresh summer salad?

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Comments

  1. says

    I LOVE Salad and am always on the look out for new recipes. I’ll be making this one for sure.

    I recently made a Gorgonzola and toasted walnut salad, which was good. I also like adding nuts and fancy cheese to almost any salad.

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