Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Summery Strawberry & Spinach Salad

I have been so excited about strawberries coming in to season! I feel like every time I go to the market, I come home with another box of strawberries! They are so sweet and juicy and they work with just about everything! ...snacks, desserts, salads, breakfasts, smoothies, garnishings... strawberries really are a super food; both in their extensive uses and in their nutrients :)

This strawberry salad is packed full of nutrient-dense ingredients yet has a fresh and light taste. It is a great summer salad!

1 bag of Spinach, or Spinach & Spring Green Mix, about 8-10 oz.
15 Strawberries, thinly sliced
1/2 batch (approx. 1 1/2 cups) of Candied Walnuts, or 1/2 cup Sliced Almonds, or a mix of both
6 oz. of crumbled Feta Cheese
1/4 small Red Onion, thinly sliced
1/2- 3/4 cup dried Craisins
toss with Raspberry-Red Wine Vinaigrette to coat

Toss all ingredients and plate it up as a scrumptious chopped side salad:

Or have fun plating it up fancy:

Or serve it with a breast of grilled, sliced chicken for protein if this salad is to be your main entree:

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