Thursday, April 1, 2010

Spinach Salad with Strawberry and Kiwi

It is spring and time to prepare something that is light and flavorful.  We have been getting kiwis in our veggie box for the last two weeks so I have been searching for different recipes that use kiwi fruit.  Kiwi fruit are native to China and were not introduced to the western world until the beginning of the 20th century.  In 1910 the first kiwi fruit were harvested in the United States.  It wasn't until 1970 that California grew and harvested its first kiwi fruit.


Spinach Salad with Strawberry and Kiwi

6 cups spinach, rinsed and torn into bite size pieces
6-8 strawberries, quartered or thinly sliced
2 kiwis, peeled and sliced
About 1/2 cup pecan pieces

Dressing
1/3 cup canola oil
2 Tbsp raspberry vinegar
2 Tbsp raspberry jam

Mix together the dressing ingredients in a small container.

Place a serving of spinach on a salad plate.  Arrange strawberries and kiwis on the spinach.  Sprinkle with pecan pieces.  Drizzle with the dressing dressing.

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This salad is being served at Foodie Friday!  Thank you Michael for hosting the weekly event.  Take a few minutes to stop by Designs by Gollum to enjoy the other dishes being prepared!

11 comments:

  1. What a great idea to throw kiwi in with a strawberry and spinach salad (one of my favorite salads). Looks delicious!

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  2. Haven't tried this but it looks healthy and delicious.

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  3. Beautiful salad! I love spinach salads, so refreshing.

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  4. The combination of strawberry and kiwi is fantastic!

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  5. I usually just add strawberries to my spinach salad, love the idea of adding kiwi too!

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  6. I love fruity salads..just last night..:)

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful springtime salad! Is that ever gorgeous on the plate. Love the bit of raspberry jam in the dressing.

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  8. This looks utterly amazing. I shall try it for one of my raw food meetups.

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  9. The salad looks beautiful and I love the sound of the dressing. Will try this.

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  10. This is such a colourful and tempting salad. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

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