Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Summer is upon us! Well almost. I love hot late spring evenings accompanied by cool salads. This is a great dinner salad, sweet strawberries and roasted hazelnuts over a bed of crisp spinach and topped with red wine vinaigrette. Yum!

Spinach Strawberry Salad
Yield: 2 large dinner salads

1 bunch spinach
1/2 avocado, sliced
about 10 strawberries, sliced
2 chives, diced
1/4 cup roasted and halved hazelnuts
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds

Wash spinach and toss ingredients together.  

Red Wine Vinegarette

2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tsp agave nectar
1/2 tsp salt
freshly ground pepper
1/4 cup olive oil

Put vinegar, lemon juice, agave, salt and pepper in a food processor and combine. With motor running, slowly add oil. Mix until incorporated.

Drizzle on salad. Enjoy!

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