Strawberry-Spinach Salad - a Summertime Classic
When it's strawberry season, it's also warm enough that a light salad is a refreshing lunch or dinnertime treat. This one is easy to make, and has a sweet appeal for even the most determined vegetable-avoider in the family. Put it together in minutes from easy-to-gather ingredients.
For another variation, use arugula instead of spinach.
While spinach is packed with nutritional benefits--Vitamin K, Vitamin A and folic acid as well as Vitamin C--arugula contains more Vitamin B5. Strawberries and oranges further bolster the Vitamin C content of this salad that's both nutritious and delicious.
Make it and plate it up right before serving, or put it together in a big salad bowl and chill for half an hour first. Serve the dressing on the side for calorie-counters.
Pint of strawberries ( washed, hulled and sliced )
2 navel or Valencia oranges ( peeled and sliced, or several clementines, peeled and sectioned )
Fresh sliced mushrooms to taste
Thinly sliced red onion rings
Distribute the spinach on plates (it will serve as many as six), and then top with the sliced strawberries, oranges or clementines, and sliced mushrooms. Top with onion rings to taste. Dress with a...
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