Spinach, Strawberry, and Black Bean Salad

This colorful recipe will turn heads at any summertime potluck
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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Kristen Hom

Strawberry Spinach Salad

My mom first encountered this recipe at a book club meeting (sans the black beans). It was such a hit that the host wrote out recipe cards for everyone in attendance. Since then, it's become a favorite among my family, and I make it for any summer potluck I attend.

4
Servings
533
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • carton baby spinach
  • pint strawberries, sliced
  • can black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2  Cup  slivered almonds, toasted

For the dressing:

  • 1/2  Cup  sugar
  • 1  Tablespoon  poppy seeds
  • 2  Tablespoons  sesame seeds
  • 3/4  Teaspoons  dried minced onions
  • 1/4  Teaspoon  paprika
  • 1/4  Cup  cider vinegar
  • 1/4  Cup  wine vinegar
  • 1/2  Cup  canola oil

Directions

For the salad:

In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients.

For the dressing:

In a jar, add all ingredients and shake to combine. You will have enough dressing for two salads.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
61%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
4g
9%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
19µg
21%
Calcium, Ca
110mg
11%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
20µg
5%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
34mg
11%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
63mg
9%
Selenium, Se
4µg
7%
Sodium, Na
75mg
5%
Water
26g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

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