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…
SPINACH AND STRAWBERRY SALAD
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
In a medium sized bowl prepare the dressing – Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper and honey.
Add the strawberries and onions to the dressing and toss to coat.
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…