Okay folks, here is another super fast, super quick recipe to put together, the Strawberry Spinach Chia Seed Salad. The recipe is pretty basic, but the flavors are amazing! We have made different versions of the Strawberry Spinach Salad through the years but have landed on this variation.
Does anyone like strawberries as much as I do? Strawberries are, hands down, my favorite fruit of all times, and the local strawberries here signify a myriad of fabulous events in my book. In the Pacific Northwest where we live the local berries are usually ripe during my favorite month, June! Our town even celebrates the luscious fruit with the Strawberry Festival, which includes a parade, carnival, electing Strawberry Festival Royalty, running, tricycle races, and more. Those June strawberries also mean that school is ending, summer is beginning, fun birthdays will be celebrated, and more.
It’s fun to incorporate strawberries into our menu, especially in salads! We not only like having the strawberries in our green salads, but we also like having them in strawberry shortcake, smoothies, and eating them plain, since they are anything but plain!
- 8 ounces of raw, fresh organic spinach
- 4-6 strawberries, chopped
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil (we use the organic olive oil from Costco)
- 1-2 T chia seeds
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds (optional, toasted)
- In a large salad bowl combine spinach and strawberries.
- In a small bowl whisk the vinegar, olive oil, and chia seeds.
- Drizzle the vinaigrette mixture over the salad, and toss.
- Sprinkle almonds over the salad, and serve immediately.
The Verdict: This Strawberry Spinach Salad is such a fresh recipe that comes together so quickly!! Our kids love this! Something about the sweet and sour together. A practically perfect pair. Yum!
This is a great salad to bring to potlucks, parties, and gatherings of all kinds, especially because it’s easy to whip up in big batches. You could also vary this recipe by experimenting with different vinegars and also trying pecans. This makes a great side salad.
Have you made your own Dijon Vinaigrette?
Or have you made your own Dairy-Free Caesar Dressing?
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