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Monday, April 19, 2010

Spinach Strawberry Salad

A yummy, healthy, refreshing salad, even for those who are not crazy about spinach.
Source 
Improvised
Taste 5 (out of 5)
Difficulty 1 (out of 5)
Ingredients
- 5 oz fresh spinach (35 cal)
- 1/2 mango (60 cal)
- 4 large strawberries (65 cal)
- 1/4 large red onion (15 cal)
- 4 walnuts, chopped (100 cal)
- 1/4 cup orange juice (20 cal)
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar (10 cal)
- 1 tsp agave nectar (15 cal)
- 1 tbsp olive oil (120 cal)
Total 450 cal, 2 large servings, 250 cal/serving
Instructions
1. Wash well the fruits and the vegetables. Peel and coarsely chop the onion and the mango, chop the strawberries. Add the walnuts and mix. 
2. Mix the orange juice, balsamic vinegar, agave nectar and olive oil and pour over the salad. Let the salad stand in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours before serving.
Afterthoughts
- I am not crazy about spinach, but this is one of the few recipes that make spinach edible and even quite tasty for me. And my boyfriend does not like the texture of onions, but I did not hear any complaints in this case.
- It’s a colorful, pretty salad, and is perfect for entertaining guests. Everyone will like it. 

18 comments:

monstroxity said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I love how you post calorie counts with the ingredients.

Lazaro Cooks! said...

Love the salad. Great flavors & colors.

Diary of a Smart Black Woman said...

This looks great. I love spinach and mango. I usually have it in a juice or smoothie, though. I'll have to try it in salad.

Chef Dennis said...

what a great salad...love the use of fruit....very refreshing

Stella said...

Yum Rookie! I love spinach with anything. Your salad looks scrumptious-I could eat this now on a full stomach...

Turmericnspice said...

Wow!! the colors look awesome...pass the plate plzzz

Cookin' Canuck said...

What a light and pretty salad. I do like the flavor of orange juice in a strawberry salad.

sweetlife said...

love spinach and with strawberries yum

sweetlife

Southern Cernock said...

I've made this before and it is so good. The flavors are great together and with the strawberries, I can eat it without dressing.

Casey Angelova said...

Strawberry salads are quite popular at the moment! I am waiting for my strawberries to grow and this will be the perfect recipe.

bunkycooks said...

Tasty and healthy! That is a perfect combination.

Emily Ziegler said...

Gorgeous recipe and plating:)

powderate said...

What a delight to the eye and surely to the palette it will be. I have saved this recipe to remind me what I'd like to eat when the spinach and strawberries are ready here. Thank you, LA.

C and C Dish said...

Wonderful combination!

Devaki said...

What a wonderful blend of flavors and visually stunning. I also loved your post on how to get off a plateau. I am on one now & will have to heed your points.

Note to self - Rethink strategy!

Ciao, Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

tigerfish said...

Spinach and strawberry, hmmm...would not have imagined them pairing up. :p

denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

What a pretty salad! I would have no problem with spinach in any form but I still find this quite a unique combination which I probably would not have thought of :)

Sortachef said...

Nice job, CR. The pairing of flavors in the salad is wonderful. And the photo is way cool, too!