>Spinach and Strawberry Salad

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Sometimes the simplest meals are the best ones.
A few nights ago, while my husband was at work, my mother invited my son and I to come to her house for dinner.  She said she had some chicken thighs she was going to grill.  I said I’d bring a salad.  
I looked in the fridge and saw a bag of baby spinach, some raw almonds, and some uber-ripe strawberries.  I also had some Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing.  
My son’s favorite vegetable (besides broccoli, of course) is spinach.  His favorite fruit is strawberries, and he has recently become enamored with tree nuts of any kind.  This seemed like the perfect salad for him. 

Strawberry Spinach Salad

 Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings 4-6

Ingredients:
4-6 cups raw baby spinach
5-6 ripe strawberries, hulled and quartered
½ cup raw almonds, chopped
2-3 tablespoons Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette

Salt and Pepper to taste
Combine the spinach, strawberries and nuts.  Top with Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette.  Add salt and pepper to taste.
This makes a great side for almost any meal, but it’s especially good with grilled meats.  I even had it the next day again for lunch, and just chopped up some of the leftover grilled chicken and added it to the salad to make a complete meal.  
Enjoy!
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2 Comments on “>Spinach and Strawberry Salad”

  1. 25 June 2010 at 10:26 am #

    >ooh, that is an interesting combination that i haven't heard of before.. but i can imagine that the strawberries, spinach and balsamic work really well together.

  2. 25 June 2010 at 4:22 pm #

    >I have done this salad with blue cheese chunks instead of the nuts. It is one of my favorites in the summer.

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