Saturday, October 10, 2009

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

A beautiful looking salad that pairs savory with sweet- perfectly!



4 cups fresh spinach leaves, rinsed well and patted dry
1 cup washed and sliced fresh strawberries
¼ cup slivered almonds
¼ cup crumbled goat cheese (*use a gluten-free brand such as Trader Joe's if you are on a gluten-free diet)


Toss all of the above ingredients in a large bowl, chill if not serving immediately. Add the dressing (see recipe below) just before serving.

Makes 4 servings
Serving size: ¼ of recipe Calories 120 Protein 7 g Carb 6 g Fiber 2 g Sugars 3 g Fat 9 g Saturated fat 4 g Sodium 75 mg

Strawberry Vinaigrette


¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ cup chopped fresh strawberries
1.5 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons water
2 teaspoons sugar or honey
a few dashes of pepper (optional)


Put all of the above ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend on high speed for about 30 seconds or until smooth. Chill if not serving immediately.

Makes about ½ cup, 4 servings
Serving size: ¼ of recipe (about 2 tablespoons) Calories 70 Protein 0 g Carb 5 g Fiber 0 g Sugars 4 g Fat 5 g Saturated fat <1 g Sodium 0 mg


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