Strawberries are coming into season, I love this salad, its easy and delicious.
I use this balsamic vinegar that we sell in one of our stores
I absolutely love this, its aged and sweet the best I ever had, and I like that the bottle is refillable. You buy the bottle filled for $11.99, then when you are out you can refill it for $6.99, best deal in town if you ask me.
So for me I use it all the time, oh even on vanilla ice cream, with sliced strawberries…YUM!!!
Strawberry & Spinach Salad
1 pkg. candied pecans (in nut aisle)
8 cups baby spinach, rinsed and dried, set aside
1 pound container strawberries, rinsed, hulled, cut into quarters, set aside
In a small bowl add
¼ cup good-quality aged balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. honey or maple syrup
2 tbsp. lemon juice
¼ tsp. salt and pepper, add more to taste
whisk in ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil to emulsify
In a large bowl add spinach, strawberries and ½-3/4 cup of the vinaigrette, toss to combine. Turn out on to a large serving plate arranging strawberries all round. Top with glazed pecans. Pour remaining vinaigrette in a container, in case any one would want more.
You can serve this as the main entree or as a side with a frittata or quiche Frittata recipe to come on Monday.
Have a great weekend!!