Recipe of the Month: Spinach and Strawberry Salad

September 2, 2014 In: Mompreneur, Recipe of the Month Comments (None)

Because of its fresh, crisp and refreshing ingredients, the summer salad tends to be a fan favorite meal throughout the warmer months. Adding juicy, in-season strawberries to a salad serves as a delicious surprise and maybe even tricks your kids into eating their vegetables and fruits all in one dish. Whether you’re having a refreshing salad as your main course or as a side dish, it’s easy to assemble the perfect summer salad.

Follow these easy steps, and you’ll be serving this delightful spinach strawberry salad, courtesy of Dream Dinners… Life Just Got Easier!, to your family in your time.

Spinach Strawberry Salad (Serves 3)

This simple salad made of spinach, strawberries and onions must be made fresh and never be frozen. The dressing recipe can be tripled and will last up to 1 month in the refrigerator. For added protein, try adding chicken to this recipe.

Ingredients

3 lbs of spinach

6 cups of fresh strawberries (sliced)

¾ cup of fresh tarragon (chopped)

¾ small red onion (thinly sliced)

1 ½ cups almonds (sliced)

¼ cup + 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

3 tbsp honey

¼ cup olive oil

1 ½ tsp lemon juice

1 ½ tsp dried tarragon

1 ½ tsp kosher salt

1 ½ tsp black pepper

1 tbsp water

 

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, fresh tarragon and onion.
  2. Toss salad, mixing it well, and set aside.
  3. In a jar with a lid, combine the vinegar, honey, olive oil, lemon juice, dried tarragon, salt, pepper and water.
  4. Screw the lid on tightly, and shake jar, mixing it well.
  5. Pour the dressing over the salad just before serving and toss to coat.
  6. Garnish the salad with almonds, and it’s ready to serve!

 

For more delicious recipes and meals like this one, visit a Dream Dinners franchise location near you or turn to the Dream Dinners… Life Just Got Easier! cook book.

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