07.17.13

STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD RECIPE

Local food is very important to me so I often shop at farmer’s markets for fresh, local produce. The best thing about the market…you get to sample everything before you buy!  And that is exactly how I got inspired to make this salad.This sweet summery salad has it all, rich in vitamins and full of color.

*This is a starting point for the salad.  Use as much or as little of each ingredient as desired. I enjoy a lot of different textures in my salads, so I go heavier on crunchy ingredients.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad
ingredients

• 6 cups baby spinach (could also add romaine lettuce)
• 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
• 1 cup fresh blueberries
• handful of sugar snap peas (can be left whole or cut & seeded)
• 3/4 cup almonds
• 2 chicken breast grilled, sliced

how to make the salad…
In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, toss gently.  Serve with dressing on side.

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Raspberry Vinaigrette
ingredients

• 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 1/8 cup raspberry vinegar (could really use any vinegar)
• 1 t. sugar or honey

how to make the vinaigrette…
Combine all ingredients into blender.  Process until smooth.  Store in glass jar in refrigerator.

 

(recipe + photos by leslie grow for designlovefest– want more food posts? go here!)

18 COMMENTS

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    christin says:

    this look sooo yummy and perfect for summer! i also love eating locally.

    Quinn Cooper says:

    Strawberries, blueberries and spinach is always a good idea. I usually add goat cheese, but this recipe looks amazing as well.
    Love the addition of grilled chicken for some added protein.
    xo quinn

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    This salad looks SO good. The combination of flavours is fantastic. And so many colours too!

    Alex from http://www.polkadottedpixels.com

    Brittni says:

    I am drooling over the way everything is styled in these photographs. So lovely.

    Sarah says:

    This looks insanely good! Making it ASAP.
    xx Sarah
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    Brooke says:

    Yummmm! Looks so refreshing. Def going to be making this for my lunches!

    Ana says:

    Farmers markets are the best. Love browsing them and creating new meals. This one looks delicious.

    Delicious! I’ve just discovered the amazing-ness of peas in salads. Glad to see it’s not just a me thing!

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

    Ohh my!! this salad looks simply delicious! Love the colors, the textures and the fact that you prefer going to the local markets! Beautiful and smart choice!

    Much Love.

    Valerie says:

    If that fruit salad looks as good as it tastes, I would be incredibly happy. I like the addition of peas, too!

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    This looks soooooooo yummy and healthy! We are making another recipe tonight but this one is on my menu for tomorrow. Can’t wait!!!

    Blanca Paucara says:

    Me encanta ensaladas saludables, muy rica y nutritiva

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