Apr 11 2012

FLAVORFUL SPINACH SALAD RECIPE

Perfect for spring and summer when the strawberries are fresh and ripe!  Here’s a salad we’re sure will become a favorite of your family. Serves: 4-6


Ingredients:
1 large container organic pre-washed spinach or your own fresh garden spinach
1 container organic strawberries, sliced lengthwise
1 container feta cheese crumbles
1/2 to 3/4 cup chopped walnuts 

Optional Add Ins:
Fresh garlic juice (rub a clove on the inside of the bowl) 
To make it a meal, add shredded roasted chicken 
Sliced pears are a great substitute 

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in large bowl and mix
Drizzle dressing (see recipe below) over salad right before serving; mix well to slightly wilt spinach 

Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp oregano
1 packet stevia (or 1 Tbsp Agave nectar)
Heat in microwave safe container on high for about 30-45 sec (microwave times vary).  Dressing needs to be very warm to wilt spinach) -Transitions