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Berry and Spinach Salad

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March is #greenslove month! Please join in the fun by linking up any leafy green recipe from the month of March, 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so your readers know to stop by the #greenslove event! The twitter hashtag is #greenslove.
I dug out an old note card from my mom out of my recipe box for a strawberry and spinach salad.  The sweet vinaigrette is marvelous over berries and baby greens…and I added raspberries and dried tart cherries to the original mix.  Sliced candied almonds and blue cheese crumbles also crossed my mind as possible ingredients, but I kept it simple.

I hope you will link up a greens recipe this month: spinach, kale, collard or mustard greens, etc….whatever is your favorite will work.  It is the month of St. Patrick’s Day…and besides wearing green, I’m certain eating green will bring you the luck of the Irish!

Berry and Spinach Salad…recipe adapted from my aunt Angela

Bag of baby spinach
Sliced strawberries
Dried tart cherries
Sliced green onions

2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup white wine or champagne vinegar
4 teaspoons paprika
1/3 cup oil

Arrange greens, berries and onions in serving dish.  Make dressing by whisking together first five ingredients.  Slowly add oil while whisking constantly. Drizzle dressing over salad or serve on the side.

Serves 4.


A special thanks to Junia for organizing this monthly blog hop. And here is a list of my wonderful co-hosts:

ASTIG Vegan ~ Richgail ~  @astigvegan
Badger Girl Learns to Cook ~ Kimberly ~ @BdgrGrl
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves ~ Becky Higgins
BigFatBaker ~ Erin ~ @BigFatBaker
Bon a croquer ~ Valerie ~ @Valouth
CafeTerraBlog ~ Terra ~ @CafeTerraBlog
Cake Duchess ~ Lora ~ @cakeduchess
Cheap Ethnic Eatz ~ Evelyne ~ @cethniceatz
Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Georgiecakes ~ Georgie ~ @georgiecakes
Kitchen Belleicious ~ Jessica ~ @kbelleicious
Mis Pensamientos ~ Junia ~ @juniakk
My Twisted Recipe ~ Dudot ~ @mytwistedrecipe
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ TR ~ @TRCrumbley
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Queen’s Notebook ~ Elizabeth ~ @Mango_Queen
Rico sin Azucar ~ Helena ~ @ricosinazucar
Savoring Every Bite ~ Linda ~ @Spicegirlfla
Simply Reem ~ Reem ~ @simplyreem
Soni’s Food for Thought ~ Soni ~ @sonisfood
Teaspoon of Spice ~ Deanna ~ @tspbasil
That Skinny Chick Can Bake ~ Liz ~ @Thatskinnychick
The Art of Cooking Real Food ~ Laura ~@TAofCRF
The Spicy RD ~ EA ~ @thespicyrd
The Wimpy Vegetarian ~ Susan ~ @wimpyvegetarian
Vegan Yack Attack! ~ Jackie ~ @veganyackattack
Vegetarian Mamma  ~ Cindy ~ @VegetarianMamma

You Made That? ~  Suzanne ~ @YouMadeThatblog

And a big thank you to Caroline, of Caroline Bakes, for another Liebster Award! I am touched and honored!!!

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73 comments on “Berry and Spinach Salad”

  1. Beautiful salad. I swear, your photography, is just getting better and better each post!

  2. Great combination of flavours and colours! 😉 It like it as a salad and a fruit salad as well!

    Have a wonderful #greenslove

  3. YUM. Love strawberry and spinach salads.

  4. Love this salad! I used to do spinach and strawberry salads, but usually just with balsamic vinaigrette. Your dressing sounds even better!

  5. Beautifully done! 🙂 I love strawberry salads with spinach – very nice! I’m excited for greenslove!

  6. Very interesting recipe for dressing. Will try. Thanks!

  7. Love all this combination of flavors. Beautiful salad!

  8. lovely salad and i love the asian taste to the dressing ;p

    nice to be co hosting with you this month!

  9. I agree with Richgail, that recipe for the dressing looks SUPER interesting! Strawberries and spinach always go so well together. 🙂 Sending #greenslove your way!

  10. My favorite kind of salads are with fruit in them this looks great Liz.

  11. A lovely classic salad: spinach and strawberries. But I love your addition of the raspberries and dried tart cherries. Very interesting dressing too, may try this tonight. Beautiful creation for greenslove my friend.

  12. This looks great – really summery and light. I love salads at the moment!

  13. I make green salads like this during the summer months with different fresh and dried fruits. They are always so refreshing especially when it is hot and I don’t feel like cooking. However, I don’t have a dressing that I can call my go-to dressing. Yours sounds really good and I can’t wait to try it.

  14. Love this simple berry salad. The colors and berries attract everyone’s appetite!

  15. So refreshing and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you’ll stop back soon 🙂

  16. So refreshing and lovely! Love the combination of berry and spinach. too good. cant wait to try it:)

  17. For so long I was afraid to try strawberries, or any fruit in a salad. Now I love it, and love the flavor combinations in this salad! This sounds delicious:-) Happy GreensLove! Hugs, Terra

  18. I made your salad a couple days ago and just loved it. I only had strawberries on hand and used some strawberry vinegar I had just made, but kept everything else the same. Absolutely delicious! Sending you lots of #greenslove!

  19. Nothing like a beeeeeeYOUtiful berry salad. LIz, you are a star!

  20. beautiful berry salad…easy, healthy and delish!



  21. This salad looks so refreshing, I can smell the freshness through the photo 🙂 Reminds me a salad recipe I made last year, fresh strawberries, spinach, and some toasted walnuts… The dried cherries and sesame seeds sound great too. Will have to give this a try when I can get fresh and seasonal berries. On my “to-make” list!

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  23. This is a beautiful salad – easy and so refreshing! I love the dressing as I’ve never used paprika in a salad dressing before, but it sounds delicious with the Worcestershire and champagne vinegar… Thank you so much for sharing…

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