I don’t know if reruns of the show are still on air, but back in the day, everybody knew who Popeye the Sailor was! Kids of the past decades would remember Popeye as the muscular sailor who loved to eat spinach. I don’t know if the cartoon ever convince kids to eat this veggie, but in case your little ones aren’t too keen on spinach, you can always put a spin on it with this marvelous Strawberry Spinach Salad.
Fresh, bright red strawberries coupled with vibrant green spinach is sure to catch anyone’s attention. This salad is more than just appearances — it’s also flavorful and absolutely delectable! Plump, freshly picked strawberries are juicy and bursting with sweetness, along with a hint of acidity. Raw spinach, on the other hand, has a refreshing and mildly sweet taste, making it perfect for salad dishes.
For the dressing, you get a sophisticated mix of sweetness, spiciness, and subtle nuttiness with distilled white vinegar, olive oil, sugar, paprika, poppy and sesame seeds, minced onions, slivered almonds, and Worcestershire sauce. Distilled white vinegar is essentially the tofu of vinegars because of its neutral, crisp taste. Worcestershire sauce, on the other hand, falls on the stronger side of the flavor spectrum because of its rather concentrated, savory, umami flavor.
Holding your dressing together is olive oil, which has a mellow taste that works its magic in the background. Aside from lending its nutty flavor into the mix, blanched, slivered almonds give extra depth and texture to your Strawberry Spinach Salad. It’ll give your kids something to enjoy chewing on along with the crisp spinach and juicy strawberries!
Don’t forget to tear your spinach leaves into bite-sized bits, so they’re easy to eat. This salad is going to be a hit with kids and adults alike, so make sure to make extra helpings!Print
Strawberry Spinach Salad
This Strawberry Spinach Salad is a match made in heaven that kids and adults will enjoy! Take it to a potluck dinner and reap the compliments! It’s also a great way to get kids to eat spinach.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Chilling Time: 1 hour
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: Serves 4
- Category: Salads & Dressings
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon minced onion
- 10 ounces fresh spinach, rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
- 1 quart (4 cups) strawberries, cleaned, hulled, and sliced
- 1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and onion. Cover, and chill for 1 hour.
- In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
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Have you tried this Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe? It’s so easy to make and fresh to eat—please tell us how it turned out for you.