Freshfully, I immediately thought of this salad and was determined to prepare it.
This combination of ingredients is one big dose of Vitamin C! Plus, the salad is colorful and versatile. Instead of sliced almonds, one can add toasted pine nuts, candied walnuts, or candied pecans. Use goat cheese, Gorgonzola or blue cheese. Poppyseed, raspberry, or a balsamic dressings can be substituted for the red wine vinaigrette.
Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Feta Cheese
4 cups spinach, chopped
2 cups strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
Red Wine Vinaigrette (from Giada de Laurentiis)
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons honey
1 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground black pepper
For the salad: Toss together all ingredients in a large serving bowl. Set aside while you make the dressing.
Preparing the dressing: Combine red wine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper in a blender or food processor. Pulse to combine and then with machine running, add the olive oil until all ingredients come Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat.
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