Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fruity Spinach Salad

I'm all about saving money by figuring out how I can make something at home for less. This recipe was inspired from three different sources: TV guy I saw make something similar, Panera Bread and the Wednesday night church salad bar. I can eat a whole huge bowl of this stuff! Eat it with one of my Sandwiches - not Just For Kids, or add some chicken to the salad for a meal. It's like having dinner and dessert at the same time! Feel free to add mandarin oranges or fresh pineapple, or to subtract other fruit. 

Fruity Spinach Salad
  • Fresh or bagged Spinach (whole bag if for a crowd)
  • Blueberries (or blackberries, raspberries...)
  • Strawberries
  • Walnuts (or pecans)
  • Purple Onion
  • Feta Cheese crumbles
Wash spinach in a colander and take the stems off the larger leaves while it drains. Wash fruit. Cap and quarter strawberries. Very thinly slice a small portion of the purple onion and cut into pieces. 
Place spinach in the bowl first then top with the rest of the beautiful ingredients. Drizzle the strawberry dressing over salad right before serving, or serve it on the side for guests to drizzle desired amount. 

Strawberry Dressing
  • 1/4 c. Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 c. Honey (could cut this down a little)
  • 1/4 c. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 large Strawberries
  Throw all together into a blender or food processor and blend until berries are fairly smooth.

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