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Spinach and Strawberry in a salad? How odd right? Even I thought the same when a friend said she makes this salad often at home along with home-made strawberry vinaigrette. The thought of trying them was in my mind but if I had spinach then I had no strawberries and if I had strawberries I didn’t have spinach until the stars aligned and I got bountiful spinach and strawberry from my local farmer’s market this week, I finally decided to try it for my lunch.

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The taste of tangy strawberry vinaigrette was perfect with soft spinach leaves and I liked the taste of salty feta cheese with sweet strawberries and tangerine making this salad so different from others. Yum! I didn’t know I would like it this much as I would not qualify as a salad person. I have to admit that even though I don’t make salads that often I do like making them as it requires a minimal effort of cutting the vegetables and combining the ingredients in right proportions. This salad would be a definite treat for any salad lover and a visual treat with beautiful vibrant colors for both adults and kids alike.

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Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Strawberry vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • Spinach -- 1 package (3 cups approximately)
  • Strawberries -- 1 pint (about 14 strawberries, washed, and hulled)
  • Tangerines -- 2 small ones (peeled and separated)
  • Feta Cheese (crumbled) -- 3 Tbsp
  • For the Vinaigrette
  • Olive Oil -- 1/4 cup
  • Strawberries -- 4 to 5
  • White wine vinegar -- 3 Tbsp
  • Salt and Pepper -- to taste

Instructions

    For the Vinaigrette
  1. Wash strawberries, remove stem and blend with vinegar into smooth paste. Mix olive oil, salt, and pepper well and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. For the salad
  3. Wash spinach, remove stems (if spinach leaves are big, then tear them into bite size pieces). Half strawberries and add them in a large bowl along with spinach leaves. Add tangerine and feta cheese. Add vinaigrette just before serving so that the salad doesn't get very soggy. Enjoy!!!

Notes

Slivered almonds, chaat masala, chilli powder can be added for variation.

http://sizzlingveggies.com/healthy-recipes/spinach-strawberry-salad-with-strawberry-vinaigrette/

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  13 Responses to “Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette”

  1. i was just thinking yesterday that i shud be eating more salads than i usually do…and this looks like a good start

  2. Manni.. you are making something different almost everyday.. Great going…I want to record my appreciation, not just for this recipe but for each one here.. Awesome.. I have tried a few recipes ( non-baking ones, as I dont have an oven) and have got good appreciation.. thanks a ton..

  3. That’s a good one..though I don’t think I would eat those leaves as such..being a bad girl on green leaves..:)

  4. colorful and yummy salad – I always mix my greens with fruits and we love the combo!

  5. I can’t even imagine the taste of this, but I know that’s a healthy serving size :))). Nice and different recipe for me.

  6. Spinach with strawberries! Whoever wouls have thought of such a combo! Looks wonderful. I’m big on salads. Will try this sometime!

  7. Never tasted this combo,eventhough i cant wait to make some.

  8. We use raspberry vinaigrette regularly but have never tried strawberry one. This is somewhat my family would love to try.

  9. Even I am no fan of spinach….but I am sure this combo is dashing!..a must try..looks beautiful too.

  10. I can’t take my eyes off those clicks. When the pics are so tempting am sure the salad is equally good. Awesome!!!

  11. Very colourful looking salad..

  12. Everything is perfect!!! the colors, the plate setting, the table setting!!! all are very appealing and yummy!!!
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  13. Very healthy Salad and easy to prepare…
    Great Recipe….

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