Penny's Passion: Strawberry Spinach Salad

Monday, May 18, 2015

Strawberry Spinach Salad

On Sunday I headed to our local orchard to pick some strawberries.  It was a little cloudy and the rain was threatening, but I was determined.  Luckily the rain held off and the picking was at its prime.  I wanted to pick some fresh berries to make this Strawberry Spinach Salad.

After all the food we ate on vacation, I wanted to fix something a little lighter Monday night for dinner.  I love fixing salads and adding grilled chicken and this strawberry spinach salad is so quick and easy it was what was for dinner on Monday.

The salad itself is a combination of spinach, sliced strawberries and toasted almonds.  The thing that pushes the salad up a notch is the dressing.  Here's the ingredients:

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Put the olive oil, white wine vinegar, sugar and paprika in the blender and give it a whirl.  


Then stir in the sesame and poppy seeds.  Mix well.



Fry up the chicken.  I love using the Tyson Grilled and Ready frozen chicken.  We always have a bag in the freezer to assist in quick and easy meals.


Toss the spinach, strawberries, almonds and dressing.  Top with chicken.  That's it -- easy as could be!  We also have this salad without the chicken to accompany meals.  Either way, it's a winner salad.

Handmade Tuesday's with Kristen

23 comments:

  1. Welcome back to reality! I hope your vacation was everything you hoped. This salad, right up my alley. Haven't picked strawberries yet this season. Did buy them from the local farmers market and I must say I was highly disappointed with them. Not as sweet as they usually are. How about yours, were they sweet?

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  2. How interesting. I never would have thought to put strawberries into a salad before. My head is telling me that it won't taste right, but of course I actually have to TRY this now :)

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  3. I've never tried adding strawberries to my salad. I am not a big fan of the sweet-with-savory mix, but I have to admit that the pictures above definitely intrigue me enough to try it out asap. I hope you enjoyed your vacation!

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  4. This is one of my favorite salads that my stepmom makes. Yum!!

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  5. I may make this dressing tonight! We are having salad with chicken too. I've got strawberries but no spinach. I'll have to stick with romaine! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I may make this dressing tonight! We are having salad with chicken too. I've got strawberries but no spinach. I'll have to stick with romaine! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This looks like it would be perfect for summer! I don't think I've seen strawberries with spinach before, but now that I think about it, they seem like they'd make a lovely salad together.

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  8. This looks delicious! I would love to have you share it on my recipe link up Tasty Tuesday. Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

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  9. That sounds really good right now especially with the strawberries. I need to try and make my own dressing like that!

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  10. I will try anything with strawberries! I like spinach when it's in a salad and not cooked. Will have to give the salad a try!

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  11. Ohhh looks delish! Would love to give this recipe a try and this is perfect for summer! Husband will totally love this recipe! Thank you.

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  12. This looks like a refreshing and filling salad that has it all--proteins, greens, and yummy flavors that are so satisfying. The chicken breast strip is not deep-fried, right?

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  13. This is one yummy looking salad, I have never honestly thought of putting spinach and strawberries in my plate as a salad but definitely interesting combination

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  14. This one is both healthy and tasty. You get nutrients from the spinach and the taste of strawberries and chicken.

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  15. I really love salads and I have started using strawberries in them too. The dressing you use sounds really interesting, have to give it a try! Thanks for sharing!

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  16. I love the combination of strawberries in salad Penny and most people think of salads simply for backyard BBQ's! I love salads throughout the year and this on is now on my list too!

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  17. what a great combinations. i will dfinatly try this recipe... thank u very much for sharing i cnt wait to try it. (brook)

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  18. This salad looks amazing. I usually use Balsamic vinegar. I will have to try it with white one to make a change and test it

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  19. I just started to like strawberries in my salad! I also have the Tyson grilled chicken strips in my freezer right no w :)

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  20. Looks like the perfect salad for this time of year!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  21. Paprika in your dressing?! I've never added that to mine. I'm intrigued! Definitely going to try it now :) Thanks for sharing at Talented a Tuesday :)
    Lindi @ www.lovecreatecelebrate.com

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  22. I LOVE a delicious salad with berries! Can't wait to try your vinaigrette dressing! I'm featuring this as my favorite on this week's DDT. Please feel free to stop by and grab the "Featured Favorite" button, and please share more great recipes! :)

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  23. Thanks for sharing such beautiful information with us. I hope you will share some more information about spinach and strawberry. Please keep sharing.
    Health Is A Life

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