Simple Spinach and Strawberry Salad Recipe

Updated on June 24, 2020
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I enjoy cooking simple and tasty dishes, especially ones with healthy ingredients.

This healthy salad is quick and easy to prepare.
This healthy salad is quick and easy to prepare. | Source

A Simple and Healthy Salad

This healthy and easy strawberry and spinach salad also contains sliced almonds and crumbled blue cheese, topped off with a simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing. This salad pairs nicely with chicken and also with quiche.

If you don't care for blue cheese, use crumbled gorgonzola or feta cheese instead—the salad will taste just as delicious.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 6 cups baby spinach
  • 8 large fresh strawberries (or 2 cups), sliced
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled

For the dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/16 teaspoon (a pinch) paprika
Spinach is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Spinach is loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. | Source

Instructions

  1. Set aside a large salad bowl.
  2. Rinse the baby spinach and add it to the salad bowl.
  3. Remove the stems from the strawberries and slice them horizontally.
  4. Add the strawberries to the salad bowl.
  5. Add the sliced almonds to the salad and gently combine the spinach, strawberries and amonds together.
  6. In a salad dressing shaker, shake the oil, vinegar, sugar and paprika together to create the dressing.
  7. Pour the dressing over the salad.
  8. Sprinkle the crumbled cheese over the dressing.
  9. Gently combine all ingredients well.
  10. Ready to serve!

Note: If I prepare this salad for guests, I will sometimes add the dressing and crumbled cheese onto each individual guest's salad plate rather than to the entire salad. Sometimes it looks a lot prettier this way!

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Set aside your large salad bowl.Rinse the baby spinach and add it to the salad bowl.Remove the stems, rinse and slice the strawberries.Add the sliced strawberries to the salad.Add the sliced almonds to the salad, then gently combine the ingredients together.Use a salad shaker to combine the oil, vinegar, sugar and paprika. If I have guests, I may pour the salad dressing into a decorative bottle and allow my guests to serve themselves.Pour the salad dressing over the salad, then sprinkle the crumbled cheese on top. Gently combine all the ingredients together.You can add the dressing and crumbled cheese to each individual salad plate if you prefer.
Set aside your large salad bowl.
Set aside your large salad bowl. | Source
Rinse the baby spinach and add it to the salad bowl.
Rinse the baby spinach and add it to the salad bowl. | Source
Remove the stems, rinse and slice the strawberries.
Remove the stems, rinse and slice the strawberries. | Source
Add the sliced strawberries to the salad.
Add the sliced strawberries to the salad. | Source
Add the sliced almonds to the salad, then gently combine the ingredients together.
Add the sliced almonds to the salad, then gently combine the ingredients together. | Source
Use a salad shaker to combine the oil, vinegar, sugar and paprika. If I have guests, I may pour the salad dressing into a decorative bottle and allow my guests to serve themselves.
Use a salad shaker to combine the oil, vinegar, sugar and paprika. If I have guests, I may pour the salad dressing into a decorative bottle and allow my guests to serve themselves. | Source
Pour the salad dressing over the salad, then sprinkle the crumbled cheese on top. Gently combine all the ingredients together.
Pour the salad dressing over the salad, then sprinkle the crumbled cheese on top. Gently combine all the ingredients together. | Source
You can add the dressing and crumbled cheese to each individual salad plate if you prefer.
You can add the dressing and crumbled cheese to each individual salad plate if you prefer. | Source
Like spinach, strawberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
Like spinach, strawberries are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. | Source

How Balsamic Vinegar Is Made

© 2020 Madeleine Clays

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