I love this salad! I have several spinach salad recipes all with a little different spin to them or different ingredients in the salad dressings. I love them all because I love spinach in salad. This Taste of Home recipe will become one of your favorites. The flavors and texture are marvelous, the recipe is low calorie and healthy. This is a great salad for company but it is one I make on a regular basis since I practically live on salads.
This is what it looks like with the homemade dressing poured over top.
Here’s another look.
Here’s what I did.
Place de-stemmed spinach into a bowl. I remove the stems from spinach, but you don’t have to.
By removing the stems, I sort through each piece and discard all the older spinach leaves that have deteriorated.
Wash, hull, and slice 1 lb. of strawberries. Layer on top of the spinach.
Slice about 5 or 6 kiwi fruit into 1/4″ pieces. It’s about 4 slices per kiwi.
Sprinkle almonds over top. I was getting to the end of the bag so it is looking a little scraggly.
Make up your salad dressing. I substituted honey for the sugar and it turned out very well.
Here’s the salad and dressing and it’s ready to serve.
Toss salad ingredients.
Here’s a close up.
We decided to let everyone serve their own dressing rather than pouring it over the whole salad.
This is what the salad looked like with the dressing on top.
One final look. It is really an excellent salad for home or company. I’ve taken it to potlucks before and everyone loves it.
Here’s the recipe.
KIWI-STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD
(Adapted from Taste of Home Recipe found in Church Supper Cookbook)
12 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, stems removed (this is about 2 bags)
2 pints fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced
4 or 5 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced into ¼” slices
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup sugar (I used honey)
¼ cup vegetable oil (I used sunflower oil)
¼ cup raspberry vinegar
¼ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 green onions, sliced thinly
2 heaping teaspoons sesame seeds
1 heaping teaspoon poppy seeds
In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, kiwi, and almonds. Mix remaining ingredients well and pour over salad just before serving. Serves 12.
NOTE: You can substitute 1 tablespoonful of instant minced onions if you don’t have green onions available.
Ready to eat. Yum, yum. We love spinach salads with fruit–especially strawberries!
One final view. Such a delicious salad.
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