Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

1 Jun

I’ve officially fallen in love with strawberry spinach salads. They make a mighty tasty one at the place I work, which sparked my current obsession and forced me to try making my own at home. Packed full of flavor and easily customized, it’s such a simple, healthy, and delicious lunch choice or light dinner option. You can add grilled chicken, cheese, or whatever your heart desires. Try it for yourselves – but don’t blame me if you fall in love too. 🙂

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Ingredients:
For dressing:
2-3 cups fresh strawberries, rinsed and halved
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1/2 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
Dash of pepper

For salad:
Baby spinach leaves, rinsed and dried if needed
Sliced strawberries, for topping
Sliced almonds, for topping (optional)

Directions:
To make the dressing, simply combine all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. (add a little more berries or sugar to taste if you think it needs more sweetness)

Arrange spinach on a plate and sprinkle with sliced almonds and some strawberry slices. Drizzle the vinaigrette on top and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Source: Inspired by several things, including Annie’s Eats, dressing slightly adapted from Vegetarian Perspective

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2 Responses to “Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette”

  1. Anna July 26, 2011 at 9:54 pm #

    Hey Becky…
    I made this last night, but my dressing was darker than yours. 😦
    Any suggestions?

    • Becky August 2, 2011 at 9:13 pm #

      Hmm, the balsamic vinegar can make it pretty dark, so I’d say either use less of it, or add more strawberries to lighten it a bit : )

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