Strawberry-Spinach Salad

Strawberry-Spinach Salad
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Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Champagne Dressing
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Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Champagne Dressing

I love this salad, as it is highly satisfying, which many salads fail to be. The combination of canola oil and almonds provide just enough of the "right" fat to leave you satisfied and full without offering too many calories from fat. The homemade dressing is also easy to put together and delicious witthout the added salt, sugar, or fat that would come from a bottled dressing. Lastly, this salad gets high marks from me for the nutrient-rich spinach and strawberries. This easy-to-prepare, power-packed combination provides the rich color, fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants we need to round out a nutritious meal.

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4
Servings
206
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

*Note: If you have the time to toast the sliced almonds, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven until lightly browned, stirring once, about 5-10 minutes. This will give them an even nuttier taste and more crunch. 

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons brut champagne, champagne vinegar, or white-wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon strawberry spreadable fruit, no sugar added
  • 1 Teaspoon canola oil
  • 5 Cups fresh spinach
  • 2 Cups halved and hulled fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 Cup sliced unsalted, dry-roasted almonds

Directions

In a small jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the champagne, strawberry spreadable fruit, and oil. Cover and shake until the ingredients are well combined. Place in the refrigerator until serving time.

 

Tear the spinach into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large salad bowl and add the strawberries. Shake the dressing, pour over the spinach mixture, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with almonds.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
1mg
0%
Carbohydrate, by difference
34g
26%
Protein
9g
20%
Vitamin A, RAE
692µg
99%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
47mg
63%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1038µg
100%
Calcium, Ca
454mg
45%
Choline, total
29mg
7%
Copper, Cu
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
173µg
43%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
165mg
52%
Manganese, Mn
3mg
100%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
150mg
21%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
155mg
10%
Water
320g
12%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Strawberry Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Strawberry Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.