Spinach-Strawberry Salad

This is a favorite recipe from my first book, Radiant Health, Inner Wealth. It's a surefire hit when you want to serve a salad that is all at once easy, delicious, and healthy. Enjoy!










Spinach-Strawberry Salad

I have made this easy, elegant salad for more catering events than I can remember and it has never failed to garner rave reviews (and requests for the recipe!). If you have access to sorrel, it’s a terrific addition. Simply substitute it for some of the spinach.

Delectable Dressing:
*2 tablespoons each: oil (sunflower, safflower, or non-virgin olive), apple cider vinegar, and organic sugar
*1 tablespoon each: sesame seeds, tamari (or shoyu or soy sauce), and orange juice
*½ tablespoon poppy seeds
*⅛ teaspoon paprika

Salad:
*One 5 oz. bag of baby spinach, organic and pre-washed
*1 pint strawberries, trimmed and thinly sliced

Topping:
*½ cup sliced almonds, toasted

1. Whisk the oil, vinegar, sugar, sesame seeds, tamari, orange juice, poppy seeds, and paprika together to make the dressing. Set aside.
2. Place the spinach (and sorrel, if using) and strawberries in a large bowl. Top with the dressing and toss to combine.
3. Top with the almonds just before serving. Warn your tummy about the overly intense fabulousness it is about to experience.

Serves about 4; 30 minutes or under! GF/Green

11 comments:

  1. Great recipe, thanks for sharing. There is something so perfect about strawberries and spinach in a salad (well in a smoothie too!), but I've never thought to use orange juice in the dressing. I will have to give that a try!

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  2. That salad is almost too beautiful to eat!

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  3. I made this salad for Christmas and the family loved it :) Thanks.

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  4. what kind of protein would go well with this either as another main dish or combined into this salad?

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    1. Hi Nichole! If you have my first book, there's a recipe for Sesame Tofu. I think it would go nicely either on top or on the side. : )

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  5. I served this with Easter Dinner today. Went absolutely fabulous with the baked ham. The vinaigrette was to die for. Almost just wanted to drink it. I thought besides the strawberries, I might add Mandarin Oranges. Thank you, this was awesome.

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  6. Thanks for the great comments, everyone!! : )

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  7. Tess,
    Do you have the measurements to make more than one serving for this recipe?
    I want to make it for a party.
    Thank you Robin at Tastefullyyoursrobin@gmail.com

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  8. I am gonna try this looks amazing!

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  9. Hi Tess,
    Which oil do you use? Which one do you think is the best?
    Thanks!
    Kelly

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    1. Kelly, any kind of all-purpose oil would work, but I personally use sunflower oil, or untoasted sesame oil. : )

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