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Spinach & Strawberry Salad

7 Jun
by Deanne

We were hoping to serve Coronation Chicken Salad as our Wednesday FarmerChef special, but instead we decided to make and serve a Spinach and Strawberry Salad after picking up some lovely (and tasty!) strawberries from the Mankato Farmers’ Market.  We also wanted to use some of the final cuttings of our spring spinach crop. (The remaining spinach is tucked away in the freezer, waiting until we’d like to use it in soup or quiche during the the hot summer months.)

This week it was neat to be inspired by fresh spinach and juicy strawberries…a FarmerChef is flexible and being a FarmerChef is fun!

Here’s how we made this salad.A photo of the salad

Spinach & Strawberry Salad

Adapted from Taste of Home
Salad Ingredients:
  • 2 quarts fresh spinach
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup sunflower kernels
Dressing Ingredients:
  • 4 Tbsp canola oil
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

Place spinach in bowl.

In a separate container make the dressing by mixing all of the ingredients together.

Then add the strawberries and onions to the dressing and mix together.  Then add mixed strawberries to the large bowl and lightly toss to coat the spinach.  Top with sunflower kernels.

*Note…As you can see from the photo, we mixed the salad all together. But next time we plan to serve the strawberries/dressing on a bed of spinach because we think it will look prettier.*

Have you ever made a savoury salad using strawberries?