One of the best things about summer is salads! As most produce is at its peak during the summer months, this is the perfect time to put together some fabulous salads brimming with summer’s bounty of fresh vegetables and fruit.
One of my family’s favorites (yes, even my 6-year-old eats it) and the one I whip up to “impress” my guests is Simply Sensational Spinach Strawberry Salad. Easy to make and looks gosh darn pretty as well.
Simply Sensational Spinach Strawberry Salad
1 package of pre-washed spinach
½ a container of fresh strawberries, washed and cut into slices
¼ cup of chopped praline pecans (or more if you love praline pecans like me)
½ log of goat cheese cut into small chunks
Assemble salad by putting the spinach into a bowl. Top with the sliced strawberries, praline pecans and goat cheese.
¼ cup of olive oil
¼ cup of balsamic vinegar
¼ cup of honey
Pinch of freshly ground pepper
Mix together thoroughly in a small bowl. Either drizzle the dressing on top of the salad or serve on the side.
Can be served on its own with a loaf of crusty bread or makes a great accompaniment to your favorites from the BBQ.