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!
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!
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