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Fruit and Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
This strawberry, apple and pear spinach salad is easy, light and delicious. I've created a tasty mild strawberry poppyseed vinaigrette to go with it. This salad is loved by every palate; young and old. If you like a stronger vinaigrette, feel free to add more red wine vinegar. I've also tested this with cider vinegar and it worked well; although I liked the red wine vinegar a teensy bit more.
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $7-$10 (Varies by Season)
Servings: 6

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 apple cored and sliced
  • 1 pear cored and sliced
  • 1/2 lb strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 8 oz 1/2 lb Spinach Leaves

Strawberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • makes enough vinaigrette for 2 salads
  • 1/4 cup cold filtered water
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar or to taste
  • 1/2 lb fresh strawberries hulled and halved (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp poppy seeds

Instructions

How to Make the Dressing:

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine 1/4 cup water, 1/4 cup olive oil, 1/4 cup cider vinegar, 1/2 lb strawberries and 2 Tbsp honey and puree until smooth.
  2. Add 1/2 tsp poppy seeds and pulse once to combine. Refrigerate dressing up to a week.

Assembling the Salad:

  1. Place all of your salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add salad dressing to taste and toss to combine. Easy!