Strawberry Spinach Salad: Garden-To-Table Salad Series
Summer is time for salads, and if you’re looking for a crowd pleaser, you can’t go wrong with a strawberry spinach salad.
Home Grown Strawberry Spinach Salad!
This salad can be as simple or complicated as you want, but generally speaking, it’s pretty straightforward. Take some baby spinach, add strawberries, top with almonds and toss with dressing.
You can buy a dressing or make your own; it’s entirely up to you.
This salad is so tasty, you’ll almost feel guilty that it’s actually good for you.
Spinach has a lot of nutritional benefits, including being packed with iron and fiber. It and strawberries are both low in fat and calories.
Healthy Plants Need Healthy Soil!
You can start planting spinach very early in the spring. It doesn’t like things too hot. Strawberries have a peak growing season of June and July.
Both need rich soil that drains well. For this, we recommend you use BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil, because the light and fluffy properties of the soil make it perfect for retaining moisture but also draining well. Besides being packed with essential nutrients and organic matter to give your crop the ‘food’ it needs to grow healthy and strong, BigYellowBag Black Garden Soil is made up of a mix of black loam, peat loam, compost and manure.
The Recipe for Strawberry Spinach Salad
Like we said, you can buy dressing for your salad, but if you want to be a bit more adventurous, here’s a recipe for you to try. Feel free to try out your favourite additions like feta cheese, or walnuts:
2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. honey
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Combine all of these ingredients and apply to your baby spinach (washed and dried; you can remove the stems if you like), strawberries (washed and sliced) and almonds (sliced or slivered, lightly toasted). Serve right away, and be ready for the compliments to roll in.