• Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipes

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    Learn how to make your strawberry spinach salad recipe. Check out the article we found over at Mamabee.

    I know, I know.

    This is strange for you. You are used to eating your strawberries with cream or chocolate.

    Well, don’t be.

    Somehow I feel fulfilled when I mix something un-mixable.

    The un-mixable things are in our heads. It’s like a curtain not letting us see what’s on the other side.

    Usually, there is something delicious waiting for us.

    I don’t know who and when were these strawberry spinach salads made for the first time, but I appreciate the person who did that.

    All of these recipes are amazing.

    I usually make one of these for dinner. I somehow feel better afterwards.

    You can eat them for lunch, pre-meal or breakfast.

    It’s not important.

    The benefits of the ingredients will make you stronger and healthier.

    Here are the recipes that will leave you stunned.

    1. SPINACH STRAWBERRY SALAD

    I’ve had many variations of Spinach Strawberry Salad through the years, and chances are that you have, too. They always have strawberries and spinach, of course. The other ingredients vary widely.

    • Nuts are often included: toasted or candied pecans, walnuts or almonds are most common. Sometimes pine nuts.
    • A variety of cheeses can be mixed in: gorgonzola, blue, feta, parmesan.
    • Sometimes red or green onions make an appearance.
    • Sometimes mandarin oranges show up.
    • Sliced chicken, salmon or shrimp can be added.
    • Numerous dressings are used on this salad as well: simple vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette, poppy seed, minty, herbed; the list goes on.

    Step 1. Assemble the ingredients: baby spinach, strawberries, red onion, feta cheese crumbles, candied pecans, raspberry poppy seed dressing

    Step 2. Wash, hull, and quarter the strawberries.

    Step 3. Break or chop the pecans into pieces–not too small. I broke each candied pecan half into 3 or 4 pieces.

    Step 4. Slice the red onion; make it super thin. I use a mandolin.

    Step 5. In large bowl, toss the spinach, strawberries, onions, and cheese with dressing.  Sprinkle candied pecans on top (they’ll stay crispier if they don’t get tossed in with the dressing).

    This flavor combo is delicious and refreshing–it screams summer. And, the colors are so beautiful. My favorite salad. Today.

    2. STRAWBERRY AVOCADO SPINACH SALAD

    INGREDIENTS
    • 6-8 cups baby spinach leaves
    • 1-2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
    • 1 whole avocado, pitted and sliced
    • ¼ red onion, thinly sliced
    • ½ cup whole or halved Diamond of California walnuts
    • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
    • 1 cup balsamic dressing or poppyseed dressing (store-bought or homemade – see recipe below)
    poppyseed dressing
    • ⅔ cup mayo (see notes)
    • ½ cup Half & Half (I used fat free) or other milk (any percentage of milk will work- the higher the percentage, the creamier your dressing will be)
    • 6 tablespoons sugar
    • 8 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon oil
    • 4 teaspoons poppy seeds
    INSTRUCTIONS
    1. Prepare the dressing by whisking all ingredients together. Cover and chill until ready to use.
    2. In a large bowl, toss together all salad ingredients. Serve with dressing.

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