Food & Healthy Living, Recipes, Salads, Vegetarian
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Simple Summer Strawberry Salad

If you follow me on instagram, you already know that I love a good, simple (but yummy!) salad and a good way to use strawberries.  Summer is the perfect time to combine the two for a tasty, healthy meal.  Pair with a poppy seed dressing and you have a ridiculously easy, delightful meal/side in seconds.  This is literally the simplest salad to make!

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For the salad:

  • 15 oz of raw spinach, washed
  • 450 g (approx 2 cups) sliced strawberries

Toss the spinach and strawberries together in a large salad bowl.  If you’re making this as a side to a meal, this amount serves approximately 8 at around 81 calories per serving.  If you’d rather consume as your main dish, then it serves only 4 at approximately 162 calories per serving.

Note: a little trick for achieving relatively uniform strawberry slices is to slice the strawberries with an egg slicer.  Just cut the ends off first and go slowly.

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white cooking wine
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 brown sugar
  • 2 tbps sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.   I use a Nutriblast.  Mix until you have a smooth, creamy-looking liquid.  It is a vinaigrette, but the blended seeds give the impression of a creamy dressing without any dairy or mayo.

Toss the salad with the dressing.  If you’d like a spicy kick, throw in 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper.

The dressing makes 8 servings at approximately 100 calories per serving.  It really is that simple to eat healthy.  🙂 Enjoy!

Peace, Love, and Live Life Full,

P.A.

 

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