strawberry spinach salad w/creamy vinegar dressing

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By Teresa Jacobson
from New Orleans, LA

Not sure where I found the original recipe idea for this but I have tweaked until it's something I just can't get enough of!! The picture posted is of an open-faced grilled turkey sandwich with this salad and dressing on it.. and OMG is it GOOD!! The salad by itself is a fantastic accompaniment to a healthy meal but if you want to try the sammie, I've added directions for that as well.

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serves 8
prep time 20 Min
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For strawberry spinach salad w/creamy vinegar dressing

  • 6 oz
    fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 pt
    fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 8 slice
    bacon, cooked & crumbled (optional)
  • 1/4 c
    red or vidallia onion, chopped
  • 1/4 c
    sliced almonds (walnuts also work well)
  • 1 c
    mayonnaise ( no substitutions)
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/4 c
    raspberry vinegar
  • 1/8 c
    poppy seeds (optional)

How To Make strawberry spinach salad w/creamy vinegar dressing

  • 1
    In a large bowl or a large ziploc bag, toss together spinach, strawberries, bacon (optional), onion, and almonds. (I use a ziploc to toss the ingredients if I am only using one serving- makes for easy storage. Otherwise I will then pour tossed ingredients into a large bowl.)
  • 2
    In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, sugar, vinegar, and poppy seeds (if using.)Serve on the side with salad. Store in refrigerator.
  • 3
    ** For sammie--- Butter & grill 1 slice of whole wheat or ciabatta bread, both sides. As second side is grilling, add 1 slice provolone and 3 slices of thin turkey meat. Remove from heat. Top with salad mix and drizzle with dressing. YUM!
  • 4
    ****Nutrition Info for salad (no dressing)--- 70 calories per serving 4.6g fat (1.1g saturated) 8mg cholesterol 179mg sodium 4g carbs (1.5g dietary fiber 1.8g sugars) 4.1g protein INFO for dressing--- 82 calories 4.9g fat (0.7g saturated) 4ng cholesterol 105mg sodium 9.8g carbs (7.2g sugars) 0.1g protein