Farm Fresh Meal Idea: Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

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Do you want to try the best EVER salad?  You will literally want to lick the bowl after you try this recipe.  It is not a frugal recipe, but I love serving it when I can get all the ingredients on sale.  This salad pairs nicely with fresh fish.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Dressing:
1 lemon
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Salad:
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 1/2 cups strawberries,  quartered
1/2 medium cucumber, sliced and cut in half
1/4 small red onion, sliced into thin wedges
1 (6 ounce) package baby spinach

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 350° F.
  2. Zest lemon to get about 1/2 teaspoon zest.
  3. Juice lemon to get 2 tablespoons juice.
  4. Combine zest, juice, vinegar, sugar & oil in small bowl.
  5. Whisk until well blended
  6. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  7. Spread almonds in single layer over bottom of Small Pan. Bake 10 – 12 minutes or until lightly toasted. Remove from oven; cool.
  8. Meanwhile, cut strawberries into quarters.
  9. Remove seeds from cucumber and slice then cut slices in half.
  10. Cut onion into thin wedges.
  11. Place spinach in large serving bowl; add strawberries, cucumber and onion.
  12. Whisk dressing; pour over salad, gently tossing to coat.
  13. Sprinkle with almonds.
  14. Serve immediately.

Price breakdown:
Lemon $0.79
Strawberries $2.49
Baking Classics Sliced Almonds $1 ($0.50)
Cucumber $0.79
Small Red Onion $1.49 (0.75)
Baby Spinach $2
Assume have other ingredients on hand

Approximate cost: $7.32

This is a recipe is adapted from the Pampered Chef Casual Cooking Cookbook

Photo Credit: Facebook


Comments

  1. Shawn says

    YUM! I add goat cheese and sub the almonds with candied walnuts. I think we’ll be having this salad one night this week FOR SURE! :)

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