Spinach Strawberry Salad

7 Mar

I went to Costco yesterday.  And here in Puerto Rico, Costco has the BEST produce you can find… everything is beautiful and fresh and gorgeous. 

I bought yesterday strawberries (you know how I feel about strawberries), grape tomatoes and organic baby leaf  spinach.  You’ll be seeing these ingredients in the next few posts, I’ll promise. 

As I was doing my Serious Eats site daily perusing – I noticed this Talk string about being on a “kick”.  I get those sometimes, but nothing lately.  I read the post from evilchefmom saying she’s on a Strawberry Spinach Salad kick…  That’s exactly what I bought today – baby spinach and strawberries, never thinking when I bought them I would actually eat them together.

I decided to make my version of what she wrote… I do not normally mix fruit in my salads, but I decided to take a chance.  The results were DELICIOUS!!!!  Sweet and tangy, a very different salad that screams for company…



for one
2 handfuls of washed organic baby spinach
3-4 beautifully ripe strawberries – hulled and cut in pieces or slices
2-3 very thin slices of red onion
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil – the best one you can find
2 splashes of balsamic vinegar – about 2 tbs
Salt and Ground pepper to taste
a squirt of Honey
  1. In a medium sized bowl prepare the dressing – Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and honey.
  2. Add the strawberries and onions to the dressing and toss to coat.
  3. In a salad bowl, arrange the baby spinach leaves and top with the strawberries, onions and dressing.

I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I liked this flavor combination, that I immediately made a mental note to serve this salad at any upcoming dinner party… this is too good to keep to myself.

Thanks eveilchefmom for showing me something I have never tried before… 

6 Responses to “Spinach Strawberry Salad”

  1. evil chef mom March 9, 2008 at 3:34 pm #

    Okay Wow! I read you site all the time. So I guees seeing my recipe here is sorta like seeing your face on a movie screen or hearing a song you wrote on the radio. Thank you, it’s so cool! If you can find a balsamic vinegar glaze made by gia rossa, get it! It’s so good and it’s what we used to make the salad. It’s thick and a little syrupy. Some people have suggested to add sliced almonds or some walnuts but I like it plain and simple. Thanks!

  2. karmafreecooking March 9, 2008 at 8:35 pm #

    @ evil chef mom – I know the feeling… I felt the same way my friend Kathleen blogged about a recipe of mine. I always read and enjoy your comments on SE too. I will try to get the glaze… Your salad idea was worderful.

  3. juiceplus March 13, 2008 at 4:40 pm #

    I’m definitely going to try your recipe.

    Strawberries can go with so many things, and I’ve been trying our different combinations recently.

    I just experimented with strawberry yogurt and tangerine juice. You might want to try this recipe: http://juiceplus.wordpress.com/2008/03/13/tangerine-juice-plus-strawberry-yogurt/

  4. Elisabeth November 24, 2009 at 9:39 pm #

    If you lioke tangy taste give to the slad rocket and orange balsamic glase.. It`s fenomenal………

  5. Eileen Collins February 11, 2012 at 10:02 am #

    Try adding some feta cheese and walnuts. A good friend en la isla made this salad for us to try on Christmas, for my daughter is not a big fan of lettuce, and it was an absolute hit!


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