fresh spinach salad with strawberries and feta cheese - Sunflower Farms
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Spinach Salad with Strawberries & Feta with a Tangy Dressing

This salad has the flavors and textures you love in a fresh summer salad - sweet, salty, crisp, juicy, crunchy.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: brunch, lunch, Salad, Side Dish
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Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

For the salad

  • 2 cups ripe strawberries - home grown if possible
  • 6 cups spinach or your favorite mix of greens
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup pecans
  • salt and pepper

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Instructions

  • Gently rinse the strawberries. Dry, hull, and slice in half or in quarters
  • Rinse the spinach, spin or pat dry, and remove any big stems
  • Toast the pecans in the toaster oven or in a small frying pan over medium heat until just fragrant. Watch them carefully as they'll burn before you know it. Chop and let cool.
  • Add all salad ingredients to a serving bowl.
  • Make the dressing by whisking together the vinegars, mustard, and spices. Gradually whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is fully emulsified. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.
  • Lightly dress the salad and toss gently to mix. Put remaining dressing in a cruet or bowl.