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Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad ~

My Summer Strawberry Spinach salad is a regular around my house during the summer. It 's easy, good and quick and you don't have to cook! The most you have to do is slice the strawberries and throw it all together in a bowl. Just after I took this photo . . .  the kids and I had it for lunch and there wasn't anything left.  Each time I make this salad, the bowl is always empty.  Recipe below if you would like to make it . . .

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad
1 Bag of Baby Spinach (or fresh spinach)
Fresh strawberries ~ washed and sliced (as many as you like)
1 can of Mandarin oranges (or more if you like)  ~ juice drained well 
Craisins (dried cranberries) ~ as many as you like
Sliced almonds ~ scattered on top as desired 

Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl (I use a shallow bowl, the strawberries, craisins, mandarin oranges sink to the bottom of the bowl). I use a balsamic vinaigrette (Paul Newman's) on each serving. 

I have used chopped chicken and edamame's which are very good. You can add any ingredient that suits you. It's just a great summer salad and it's very easy to make.


  1. Looks like my fav. salad from Longhorn Steak House, except there a few minor changes. Sugared pecans instead of almonds, sliced grapes instead of cranberries, but I guess you can use anything. Yummy Gini.

  2. Looks delicious Gini, I'll be right over. I love Spinach!! Thanks for sharing your recipe.


  3. You can make this for me anytime!! YUMMY

  4. Barbara, you can add or change anything you like . . . I have used grapes, candied walnuts or pecans, grilled chicken or steak or even grilled salmon is good if you like that. The possibilities are endless. What I like is that it's just so easy to throw together and perfect when it's so hot out.

    Jennifer, Carol, Jasia and Barbara . . . made a huge bowl of it . . . come on over!

  5. Looks delish, and I am not a salad kind of person.

  6. Thank you, Terri, it's one of those that most people like, even my six year old grand son wolfs it down!