Spinach/Strawberry Salad

READY IN: 22mins




  • SALAD: Break off root ends and tough stems (if any) and discard.
  • Place spinach in a large bowl, add ice and cover with water; set aside to chill.
  • SUGARED ALMONDS: In a small saucepan, combine almonds, sugar and water.
  • Cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until sugar is almost completely melted and nuts are golden, stirring occasionally- (there will be unmelted sugar on nuts).
  • Spread almonds on a large plate; let cool and then break into small pieces.
  • (Make ahead, as nuts can be stored in an air-tight container for about 3 days).
  • DRESSING: In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, honey, poppy seeds and chives.
  • Drizzle in olive oil and whisk until blended.
  • Now whisk in Dijon mustard until well blended.
  • Whisk in salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove spinach leaves from water, pat dry on paper towelling and break into pieces.
  • Add to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add sliced strawberries and toss lightly to mix.
  • Add dressing and toss gently until spinach and berries are lightly coated.
  • Add almonds, toss lightly and serve.
  • TIP: Packaged ready-to-use baby spinach can be found in the produce section of most supermarkets.
  • There are 8 cups of baby spinach in (one- 6 ounce) package.
  • NOTE: Only make enough salad that will be eaten at this one time serving. The salad will get somewhat soggy if kept for another day.