Well, ironically enough I ended up making this fantastic summer salad on a day when it actually rained here in Austin Texas. Rain is such an extremely rare event here that I couldn't help but smile and find the humor in the situation.
Even with the downpour outside, this was a perfectly fun salad to bring in the warming weather with.
Can you tell it's getting to be salad season in my yet?
Yes, I'm a huge salad fan. I love all the veggies and different ways to dress up your leafy greens with one dressing or another. Plus, there's just something refreshing about indulging in a crisp cool salad when it's upwards of 80... 90... 100 degrees.
So I guess what I'm saying is... be prepared for the montage of salad recipes that are sure to come this way through the next few months. Hehe.
Strawberry and spinach salad is actually one of my old favorites. I think it was one of the first salads that I ever had bleu cheese on. It could even be when I fell in love with bleu cheese.
Of course, if you aren't a fan of bleu cheese, first of all... shame on you. (I'm kidding! Or am I...?) Secondly... you could always substitute the bleu cheese for a nice feta and be just as happy!
Spinach & Strawberry Salad
Servings: 1 • Size: 1 Salad • Calories: 220.7 • Fat: 12.8 g • Carb: 24.4 g • Fiber: 6.8 g • Protein: 8.2 g • Sugar: 12.4 g • Sodium: 1056.1 mg
3 C. Baby Spinach & Spring Mix
1/2 C. Strawberries, Quartered
2 Tbsp. Reduced Fat Bleu Cheese
2 Tbsp. Walnuts, Halved
2 Tbsp. Skinny Balsamic Vinaigrette
Salt & Pepper to Taste
Toss everything together on your plate or in your bowl.
I added a few slices of this gorgeous avocado I got at the store this morning.
I just couldn't help myself!