Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad

Spring 2004 was a beautiful season. We were printing recipes and information to help our wonderful customers use all the great food in their delivery boxes and I had a dream that we would someday have a blog with the recipes sorted by type of produce. That same season I also shared this version of one of my very favorite salad recipes, Spring Strawberry Spinach Salad. Fast forward to today and we do have this wonderful searchable, sorted customer resource blog with our box flier recipes as well as all kinds of other interesting information for our customers and community to use. I hope you enjoy this recipe as well as the blog. 🙂

My favorite spinach salad is so easy to make. It’s pretty enough for company, but simple enough for a quick side dish. I can’t count how many times people have asked me for the recipe. If you know me, you know I usually just toss things together. So I can tell you there is a lot of wiggle room for making this salad your own. You will find my winter version here if you happen across this when strawberries are out of season.

Toss together (organic!):

6-8 oz. Baby Spinach

1 cup strawberries, chopped & stemmed

1/3 cup chopped nuts (my favorite are candied pecans , almonds or pine nuts but raw nuts work great too!)

1/8 cup red onion, thinly sliced (optional)

2 Tablespoons crumbled Jersey Dream Feta Style local cheese or your favorite feta style cheese

1/3 cup berry vinaigrette (recipe below) for store bought I especially like Idaho Huckleberry or Raspberry. White balsamic is also a great option when used sparingly.

2 Tablespoons crumbled Jersey Dream Feta Style local cheese

So simple. You can find the local feta style cheese and the produce on our web site today.  🙂 I hope you enjoy!

~ Rachel

For the Brown Box Team

For Berry Vinaigrette:

•  1 cup fresh raspberries
•  1 tablespoon white sugar
•  2/3 cup white balsamic vinegar
•  1/4 cup olive oil
•  1 tablespoon honey
•  1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions: Mix raspberries and sugar together in a bowl; set aside until mixture is juicy, about 10 minutes. Mash berries using a fork until liquefied. Pour berry mixture into a jar with a lid; add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, and salt. Cover jar with lid and shake until dressing is mixed well. Store in refrigerator.

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About Rachel

Owner @ Brown Box Organics.
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