Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Dressing

I have a love/hate relationship with strawberries.

I love to eat them but I’m an absolute stress ball when trying to pick a perfect container of strawberries at the grocery store.

I often rummage through the pile of strawberries for at least 5-10 minutes, praying to find a container that doesn’t contain a single rotten strawberry.

I really don’t think it can be done. I’m sure the produce manager is in the back of the store, hiding all the rotten strawberries in the middle of the containers so they cannot be seen with the naked eye.

Just a word of warning, if strawberries are on major sale and the price seems too good to be true, well newsflash lady, IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!

Half those strawberries in that pristine container are good for nothin! And you’ve just been hosed by the conniving little produce manager who’s laughing and watching you through his security camera at the supermarket.

However, it is the strawberry season, so I’m planning on setting aside extra time tomorrow to purchase several pounds of fresh strawberries from a small family owned local farmer’s market. I’m hoping I’ll have better luck with fresh ripe strawberries from them rather than getting shady strawberries from Foods R ‘Us or whatever hot shot grocery store I usually shop at.

This weekend I’m planning on making this delightful strawberry salad with strawberry dressing. I made it last summer and it was absolute deliciousness!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Dressing


  • 1 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2½ tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp. champagne or white wine
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • Pinch of salt

For the salad:

  • Baby spinach leaves
  • sliced almonds
  • sliced fresh strawberries
  • feta or blue cheese
  1. In a blender, combine dressing ingredients until completely smooth.  Transfer to an airtight bottle or container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Combine salad ingredients and top with dressing right before eating.

WARNING: This is a very healthy recipe!!!


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