This strawberry spinach salad recipe is one of our favorite cold salads. It's colorful and pretty to serve and tastes so refreshing. Here is my variation of it.
For greens I use
1 1/2 Cups of Cut Up Romaine Lettuce and
1 1/2 Cups of Fresh Organic Spinach
The mix of the two greens gives a lighter more refreshing flavor.
1 Cup of Toasted Almonds (put raw almonds in the oven at 300 degrees for about 10 minutes). Add the toasted almonds just before serving.
1 Cup of Feta Cheese
1/4 Cup of Cut Up Green Onions
2 Cups of Sliced Fresh Strawberries
Poppy Seed Dressing - I do not put it on the salad, but rather in a bowl with a ladle and let the guests put on their own dressing.
To save time so that you can spend more time at the pool buy your poppy seed dressing. The Naturally Fresh brand can be found in the refrigerated section of the grocery store and tastes great.
This is such a nice light salad to serve for any pool party. It looks pretty and is easy to make.
Make the salad big because everyone will want seconds.
We served this at a recent pool party with out of town company. Hardly a piece of spinach was left.
1 Bag of Organic Spinach (around 10 oz)
2 Cups of sliced strawberries
1 Cup of toasted sliced almonds
1 Cucumber Sliced
1/2 Cup of crumbled goat cheese
Serve with poppy seed dressing. We used the Poppy Seed Dressing by Fresh Market.
We love this fresh spinach salad recipe. Lots of great flavors and textures. Here is how we make it:
Melt one tablespoon of butter and brown:
2/3 Cup of Raw Slivered Almonds
1/4 Cup of Sesame Seeds
1 16 oz Package of Organic Baby Spinach
1 Cup of Craisins
1/4 Cup of Finely Chopped Red Onion
3 Tablespoons of seasoned rice vinegar
2 Tablespoons of Sugar
1/4 Teaspoon of Sea Salt
1/4 Teaspoon of Black Pepper
1/4 Cup of Grape Seed Oil (you can use vegetable oil, I just prefer the light taste of grape seed oil)
Sprinkle the toasted sesame seeds and slivered almonds over the salad just before serving. Let your guests add the dressing to their liking.