Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

I know that spring is just around the corner when the mobile strawberry stands start to appear!  I always have a big smile when I drive down the road and see the beautiful strawberries on display.  It is very difficult to drive by and not stop to buy a flat.  The first strawberries are equivalent to spring in my book.  I wish I had had my camera with me so that you could see them...I guess that will be the next time I stop by!

I was actually headed to the store because I was going to make a salad with the kiwis that I had gotten in our produce box this week.  My thought was spinach, kiwi and avocado...why not add strawberries!
The salad is really quite simple to make and oh so flavorful!  The Raspberry Vinaigrette is wonderful...you really must try it sometime.  I plated the salads so I only used what we needed...there isn't really a recipe except for the vinaigrette.


Spring Spinach Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Serves 4

Baby Spinach
1 avocado, peeled and sliced
2 kiwi, peeled, sliced
About 2 strawberries per plate, cleaned and sliced
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Combine the ingredients in a salad bowl or plate the salad arranging each item on top of the spinach.  Sprinkle the walnuts on top.  Drizzle with dressing.

Raspberry Vinaigrette
2 Tbsp raspberry vinegar
2 1/2 Tbsp  raspberry jam
1/3 cup vegetable oil

Mix together the three ingredients in a small container.

PRINTABLE RECIPE


Bring some spring into your kitchen with this flavor-packed salad!

I am linking at some new "parties" today:  Tuesday's at the Table and Tuesday's Tasty Tidbits.

10 comments:

  1. What a pretty looking salad and very healthy too!

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  2. Beautiful and healthy salad Kate. Someone else who loves raspberry vinaigrette. For a while there I thought I might be the only one. It's a shame it's sometimes hard to find, but I don't let that stop me.
    Sam

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  3. I love that this salad has kiwi and strawberry...

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  4. I have dreams of fresh garden picked spinach and local strawberries. Sadly my dream is set for June so I will just keep in dreaming for now....

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  5. That is a gorgeous salad! The combination of strawberries, kiwi, and avocado is pure genius!

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  6. That salad looks so refreshing and delicious! Beautiful photo too! Found on Tasty Tuesday...new follower:)

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  7. Never thought my mouth would be watering over salad, but this looks like I need to take a bite. Thanks for the vinaigrette recipe, too. I'm trying to make more of my own salad dressings.

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  8. That sounds delicious, and my CSA box came with almost everything you listed--the kiwi, avocado, strawberries, and I still have some baby spinach.

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