Sweet Strawberries From Farmer’s Market Make Best Fresh Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe
I was recently in San Francisco visiting my daughter and we went to the Farmer’s Market at the Marina and had the best time tasting all the flavors. We brought home strawberries that were so sweet (loved all the sampling) and I couldn’t wait to find a fresh strawberry recipe. I knew immediately I wanted to make my Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe with Spiced Walnuts to use them in! Nothing beats seasonal plump, juicy, sweet strawberries. One of my favorite recipes for the summer is my Strawberry Kiwi Mixed Green Salad from the Lovin’ No Oven chapter in my trim & TERRIFIC Too Hot in the Kitchen. Seasonal ingredients topped with Spiced Walnuts and a delectable raspberry Dijon vinaigrette may sound gourmet but this easy healthy recipe is so simple to put together!
Fresh Strawberry Recipe For Strawberry Kiwi Salad with Spiced Walnuts Recipe
At the Farmer’s Market, we bought strawberries, spring greens and walnuts plus much more. Haley said she would add these ingredients to a salad. I always say toss fruit in your salad and all these years she had been listening. My favorite salad recipe is below but I always say cooking is creative and here’s the salad Haley put together. She didn’t have any salad dressings so we topped it with olive oil and balsamic vinegar – a must have pantry staple just for salad emergencies just like this!
Strawberry Kiwi Mixed Green Salad Tastes as Good as it Looks
I like to serve this fresh strawberry recipe when I have girlfriends over for lunch or even brunch. It’s light and refreshing, and using Louisiana strawberries makes it to die for! This salad is so easy to make, but your guests won’t be able to taste that it only took 5 minutes (if that!) to prepare. If you want to make it a heartier meal then add a few strips of leftover grilled or rotisserie chicken.
I love this light, fresh salad from Too Hot in the Kitchen. Sometimes, I add leftover grilled salmon, chicken or shrimp to turn into an entree salad. The savory protein is the perfect contrast.
Enliven a fresh strawberry recipe with kiwi to add vivid colors and taste – toss with a light flavorful vinaigrette and your salad makes a statement! This fabulous Strawberry Spinach Salad has 6 Weight Watcher SmartPoints. Add this Spiced Walnuts recipe for a sweet and savory kick!
Strawberry Kiwi Mixed Green Salad from Too Hot in the Kitchen
Makes 6-8 servings
8 cups mixed greens (Bibb, red leaf, spinach)
1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced (Have you ever tried one of these peelers? Let me know how they are!)
1 tablespoon sesame seeds
1 green onion, chopped
1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1/4 cup canola oil
Spiced walnuts, optional
1. In large bowl, mix together greens, strawberries and kiwi.
2. In small bowl, whisk together sesame seeds, green onion, vinegar, Dijon mustard, and oil. Refrigerate vinaigrette until ready to use.
3. When ready to toss salad, add dressing gradually, serve immediately.
Nutritional information per serving: Calories 106 Calories from fat 65% Fat 8g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 42 mg Carbohydrate 8g Dietary Fiber 3g Sugars 4g Protein 2g Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1 1/2 fat, 6 Weight Watcher SmartPoints
Spiced Walnuts for Salad Topping or Snack
This Spiced Walnuts recipe from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis with a touch of spice, heat and sweet can be tossed in salads, served on cheese trays or eaten as a snack. A little touch of sugar, salt, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne combine to make the most wonderful flavor mixed with nutrient rich walnuts to make a knock-out recipe.
Walnuts are high in omega 3 fatty acids that help to reduce cholesterol, risk for heart disease and inflammation and arthritis, among many other benefits.
This wonderful Spiced Walnuts recipe from Eating Well to Fight Arthritis with a touch of spice, heat and sweet can be tossed in salads, served on cheese trays or eaten as a snack. A little touch of sugar, salt, garlic powder, cumin, cinnamon, and cayenne combine to make the most wonderful flavor mixed with nutrient rich walnuts to make a knock-out recipe. Walnuts are high in omega 3 fatty acids that help to reduce cholesterol, risk for heart disease and inflammation and arthritis, among many other benefits.
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