Depending where you live, you may or may not be eating fresh strawberries. There are so many ways to enjoy those plump red berries! We all have our favorites and I’m here to tempt you with another one to add to your list! For sure if you’ve got fresh lettuce or spinach growing in your garden and fresh strawberries!! Besides being delicious, this salad is lovely to behold!
Strawberry Tossed Salad
1 10 oz. bag fresh spinach, chopped. Or, you can do a mix of lettuce and spinach or other greens.
1 1/2 c. fresh strawberries, sliced
3/4 c. pecans
1 1/2 T. butter
1 t. sugar and a sprinkle of salt
3 oz. feta cheese
Toast the pecans in skillet with butter. Remove from heat, add sugar and salt; cool.
3/4 c. sugar
6 T. white vinegar
2 T. minced onion
1/2 t. poppy seeds
1/4 t. salt
1/2 t. soy sauce and 1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 c. vegetable oil
Combine all ingredients, adding oil last. Mix well.
In a large bowl, mix the spinach, strawberries and pecans. Pour dressing over mixture and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle feta cheese over top. Used with permission from Stutzman’s Culinary Secrets.
We absolutely love this salad! It’s Jerald’s favorite for sure! Here’s a few notes on changes I make, for a healthier version:
I sprinkle my pecans with stevia instead of sugar. In the dressing, I’ll often substitute sweet mix or stevia for the sugar. I usually omit both soy and Worcestershire sauces, because they’re not the healthiest stuff around and I think it’s perfectly fine without! I like to use MCT oil instead of vegetable oil. I’ll often add extra strawberries or pecans to my likening.
How do you like to eat fresh strawberries?