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
605
Calories Per Serving
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Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 1 carton baby spinach
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
38g
58%
Sugar
31g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Protein
13g
27%
Carbs
57g
19%
Vitamin A
337µg
37%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.2%
Vitamin C
75mg
100%
Vitamin E
11mg
53%
Vitamin K
367µg
100%
Calcium
238mg
24%
Fiber
14g
55%
Folate (food)
239µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
239µg
60%
Iron
6mg
32%
Magnesium
167mg
42%
Monounsaturated
23g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
290mg
41%
Polyunsaturated
11g
N/A
Potassium
1023mg
29%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
27%
Sodium
211mg
9%
Sugars, added
25g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
20.9%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
14%