Strawberry-Spinach Salad

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Strawberry-Spinach Salad
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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Ready in
15 m
4
Servings
105
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
6g
9%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.5g
2.3%
Protein
3g
7%
Carbs
10g
3%
Vitamin A
177µg
20%
Vitamin B6
0.1mg
6.4%
Vitamin C
55mg
92%
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
184µg
100%
Calcium
75mg
7%
Fiber
4g
14%
Folate (food)
95µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
95µg
24%
Iron
2mg
9%
Magnesium
65mg
16%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.9mg
4.6%
Phosphorus
82mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
402mg
11%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.3%
Sodium
31mg
1%
Zinc
0.6mg
4%