Spinach Strawberry Salad

I’m just kidding.  I don’t know how to polish silver, but judging by the comments on the many pins I’ve seen – it must be a pain in the butt.

This is actually a simple recipe* for an easy salad (that your guests will be sure to polish off – did you see what I did there? #nerdalert)  My sister made it for us when we went to see her for our fun Wax Museum date, and I fell in love with the taste and its’ simplicity.  I always ask for dressing on the side not because I’m watching my weight, but because most places tend to have a “would you like salad with that dressing” ratio than a “would you like dressing with that salad” one.  In fact, whoever is in charge of determining the ratios of ingredients to dressing should probably be fired.  End rant.  Oh wait, I forgot to tell you the part where I hate balsamic vinegar, and thusly all vinaigrette’s) another reason I love this recipe. So, without further ado…..


Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Olive Oil dressing**


2 Cups spinach
1 handful of strawberries, sliced (or 5 handfuls, depending on how well you like strawberries lol)
1 handful of cashews, chopped (see above)


1 T olive oil
1 pinch dried basil
2 turns of the pepper mill
1 pinch of salt
A little less than half of a lemon or lime, squeezed (of course)

Stir dressing ingredients together with a fork, drizzle over spinach (you did put the spinach in a bowl, right?, toss (the salad.)  Top with strawberries and chopped cashews.  Eat it.

*I’m not a professional chef, cook or baker.  I am however, a professional suburbanite who watches every season of Top Chef, loves eating food, and loves this salad recipe.

**Recipe adapted from Loren Cordain’s The Paleo Diet Cookbook, copyright 2011


  1. Julie says:

    Throw some goat cheese in there and I'm in.

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