Springtime Strawberry Spinach Salad

Who knew , spinach was such a power house of nutrition – more so than even kale. Combined with the other Superfood -strawberries, this salad is fresh and seasonal and a sure winner for lunch or a side at dinner.This recipe is brought to you by my friend Jan: a fun loving yoga follower, horseback riding mom, recycler and skilled architect on the go. It is fresh and seasonal and super easy to assemble.  makes 4 servings of 1.5 C each and prep time is about 15 minutes. The secret is in the dressing!

INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ C Canola or safflower oil (not olive oil)
  • 2Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 ½ Tbsp Sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp Fresh Dill (minced)
  • 1/8 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/8 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 6C fresh baby spinach
  • 2 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 2C strawberries ( sliced)

 DIRECTIONS

  1. 6 C fresh baby spinach leaves (washed and dried)
  2. 2 Tbsp Sesame Seeds (Toasted is optional, I often don’t have the time.)
  3. 2C Strawberries (sliced)
  4.  Wisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, dill, onion powder, garlic powder and dry mustard in a small bowl for the dressing.
  5. Place the washed and dried fresh baby spinach leaves in a bowl
  6. Add 2C of sliced strawberries and toss gently
  7. Sprinkle the salad with sesame seeds. (Toasted sesame seeds bring out more nutty flavor)
  8. Toss lightly while drizzling in dressing.