This is an excellent twist on an everyday green salad. It’s refreshing and tastes particularly nice on a warm day. Visually it attracts attention, having the cheery strawberries against the green spinach. Try serving it with grilled chicken.

You can easily personalize this salad in any number of ways. Here are some ideas for substitutions or additions:

Alternative cheese: Goat cheese, blue cheese crumbles, queso fresco

Alternative dressing: Balsamic, poppy seed, warm bacon

Alternative fruit: Apples, craisins, mandarin oranges

Alternative nuts: Hazelnuts, candied pecans, pine nuts, walnuts

Just try to keep the proportions the same. If you are planning on using this for a potluck or picnic, take the ingredients with you in a cooler and prepare it there for freshness.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

This is an excellent twist on an everyday green salad. It’s refreshing and tastes particularly nice on a warm day. Visually it attracts attention, having the cheery strawberries against the green spinach. Try serving it with grilled chicken.
You can easily personalize this salad in any number of ways. Here are some ideas for substitutions or additions:
Alternative cheese: Goat cheese, blue cheese crumbles, queso fresco
Alternative dressing: Balsamic, poppy seed, warm bacon
Alternative fruit: Apples, craisins, mandarin oranges
Alternative nuts: Hazelnuts, candied pecans, pine nuts, walnuts
Just try to keep the proportions the same. If you are planning on using this for a potluck or picnic, take the ingredients with you in a cooler and prepare it there for freshness.

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. Wine vinaigrette salad dressing
  • ½ cup feta cheese (crumbled)
  • 6 oz fresh baby spinach**
  • ½ cup almond slices
  • ½ pint strawberries (sliced)
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • ** You can add some romaine to this blend for a different texture.

Instructions 

  • Make sure the spinach and strawberries are rinsed before you begin.
  • Place spinach, almonds, strawberries, and onions into a salad bowl. Toss gently.
  • Follow with dressing (about 3 oz) and feta. Add these slowly, taste testing as you go.
  • Keep the salad cold until servings.