Summer is here. For my family that means visits to the water park, indoor trampoline parks, baseball, and fruit salads. It also means embracing (or tolerating) 100+ degree temperatures. So I try to seek in as many healthy and cool recipes that I can find to feed our family of 6.
I love this salad. I continuously modify this recipe and add additional ingredients depending what fruits are in seasons or on sale. Due to the addition of a small amount of sugar, my kids are willing to eat their fruits and vegetables without a fuss.
This recipe is also perfect for me as a working mom or on days where I know our schedule might be a tad chaotic. I make the dressing and wash and cut the fruit and spinach the night before. Assembly takes less than 30 seconds! I often pair this with grilled chicken and baked potatoes, sweet potatoes, or rice pilaf. Perfect for a summer night.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
In a food processor mix:
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Pour over 1 bunch fresh spinach and 1 pint sliced strawberries.
Optional: I used fresh pineapple and blueberries in this particular batch. I also have used nectarines, kiwi, mango, sliced grilled chicken, boiled egg slices, and fresh bacon bits.
What is your simple, go to summer meal?
Blessings sweet friends,
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