Red White and Blue Salad

spinach saladWith summer around the corner, I look forward to colorful and delicious salads full of fresh berries. This is one of my favorites. It is not only full of flavor, but also nutritious and pretty too.

Serves: 8

Spinach Salad with Blueberries, Strawberries, Almonds and Feta

Ingredients

8 ounces fresh spinach
6 ounces fresh blueberries
3 ounces fresh raspberries
16 ounces fresh strawberries
1/4 -1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 – 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
your favorite raspberry, mango or champagne vinaigrette (or try my vinaigrette recipe* below)

Wash all fresh produce and slice the strawberries.  Dump all ingredients in a bowl.  Add dressing to your liking and toss lightly.  Yum Yum!

 

Favorite Raspberry Vinaigrette*

INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoons dijon mustard
1/4 cup infused vinegar (I like raspberry, mango, cherry or pomegranate)
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or light olive oil if you prefer milder flavor)

PREPARATION

Whisk all but olive oil in a bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until the dressing thickens.  You can refrigerate for up to 3-4 days.  ( I love this on spinach salad).

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