Strawberry Spinach Salad with Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe
This is one of my favorite salads. I enjoy it alone for lunch or as a side dish for dinner. It is also very easy to make. I also discovered that kids are much more likely to eat spinach if you mix it with strawberries and top it with raspberry dressing!

I have included a recipe for Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette, but I won’t tell anybody if you decide to go with a bottled dressing.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • 5 –8 ounces of fresh spinach
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
Fresh Raspberry Vinaigrette Ingredients
  • ½ cup raspberries, fresh or frozen
  • ¼ cup apple cider or balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard (or 1 teaspoon dry mustard)
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, toss spinach, strawberries, and nuts.
  2. Add raspberries, vinegar, sugar, mustard to a blender or food processor and puree until smooth.
  3. Slowly add oil until well combined.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Notes
Variation: To make a creamy raspberry vinaigrette, I stir in 2 tablespoons of raspberry yoghurt. Note: If I am serving this salad to a large crowd, I coat the salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing If it is just my family, I serve the dressing on the side, because once the salad is coated with dressing, the uneaten spinach will wilt and then I can’t have the leftovers for lunch.

 

I am looking for more salad recipes. Between lunches and dinners, we eat 10 salads a week, and we could all use a little more variety! Do you have a favorite? I would appreciate it, if you would share a link or recipe in the comment section!

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.

Comments

  1. I love Alton Brown's Warm Spinach Bacon Salad. It has mushrooms and hard boiled eggs in it too! I think it's on the Food Network website =)

  2. That sounds good! I will look it up. Thanks!

  3. That sounds so yummy! Great time of year for this with strawberries in season!

  4. Jennifer says:

    This looks so fresh and delicious! Thanks for sharing. I found you through Tasty Tuesday.

  5. evrytime I see a strawberry salad I think ohhhh I wantta try that, even when Cracker Barrel offers it on the menu, it calls me LOL, writting this one down to try for sure!
    Helen

  6. This looks very tasty! Spinach is one of the few greens/lettuces I can eat raw (in moderation) so I'm going to have to give this a try.

  7. Oh, yum! I was just going to look for a dressing similar. I don't have to look any further. :D

    Have a great day!
    Sherry

  8. I shared a salad recipe today. I'm looking for more salad recipes to add to our menu and I'm going to add this one! I might just make it for dinner tonight.

  9. Smelling Coffee says:

    Yum! This one is a keeper!

  10. Picked up the strawberries and dressing at the market and am eating it now. Yummy!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I am always looking for new delicious salad ideas

  11. Steady Plodder... says:

    I need to make a GF lunch tomorrow for a friend. Is the dressing GF? I'm never sure if the vinegars are GF or not. Thanks! It looks delicious!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hope you will try my favorite.
    spinach
    avocadoes
    purple onion
    mandarin oranges
    top with Raspberry vinegarette

    YUMMY!!

  13. Steady Plodder – It is gf if you use apple cider vinegar and use a gf mustard (the vinegar being the problem in many mustards too). If you have ground mustard in your cupboard, you could replace the dijon mustard with 1 teaspoon ground mustard.

  14. The Book Lady Online says:

    Oh yummy!!

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is a site that I enjoy browsing for recipes. I did link to the salad part of the recipe section.

    http://twopeasandtheirpod.com/category/categories/salads/

  16. This looks delicious! I am totally making this the next time I buy some strawberries. I can't wait to go pick them fresh!

  17. I added some walnuts to the blender when making the dressing and some fresh basil…. YUMMY…

  18. I can’t wait to try this salad! It looks amazing. All of my favorite flavors.

    My family’s favorite salad is caesar salad. Here is the link: http://www.feelgoodaboutdinner.com/2011/08/caesar-salad.html

  19. crisp lettuce-torn into bite size pieces
    celery sliced thinly
    red seedless grapes
    roasted cashews-unsalted
    roasted chicken pieces
    Very tasty salad served with a raspberry vinaigrette :)

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