Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

 

The deeper into summer we go, the hotter it gets. I have already ‘glistened’ enough over the stove canning this year to cause a flood in a desert. The last thing I want to do is turn the oven on for baking of any kind.

So, I encourage the Country Boy to fire up the grill and I head to the refrigerator and pantry to find the coolest ingredients to work with. (Okay. I admit it. I do stand in front of the open refrigerator a little longer than necessary, but hey! A girls gotta do whatever it takes to stay cool!) So, as usual, I am sharing my latest – and one of the easiest – salads you can prepare. They just don’t come much easier than this!

 

Strawberry Spinach Salad

 

Ingredients:

Enough fresh Spinach for the number of people you are serving
Strawberries, washed, ‘topped’ and sliced
Feta Cheese crumbles
You choose – either candied or praline pecans, walnuts or cashews
Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette*

 

Directions:

Wash and dry spinach and place in a bowl. Add sliced strawberries, cheese and nuts. Serve with a carafe of dressing.

 

*NOTE*

Finding Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette was impossible. So, I just concocted my own. I started with a bottle of Ken’s Steak House Balsamic Vinaigrette, and poured some in a pint Mason jar – about half way full. I then began pouring a little honey at a time, until it tasted just sweet enough without being too sugary. I then capped the jar and shook it up until well blended. Place in the refrigerator until ready to use, then shake again before serving.

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm.She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.


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