Can you believe it’s already the second week of June? And Friday the 13th too. But not to worry, I don’t have any scary stories or tricks up my sleeve for you. But I guess that would be more April Fool’s humor, right? But while we’re on the topic, I’m not much of a prankster. Whenever I want to play a joke on someone, I usually end up spoiling it by laughing. That’s usually a dead giveaway, right? Now the hubster is very good at joking around and keeping a straight face. He would be excellent in a game of poker…you’d never know if he’s bluffing! He usually pokes fun at me (in a loving way, of course) by telling me certain things to see if I’m paying attention. And guys, I’ll admit that I’m rather gullible at times. So if I can ever slide one past him, I eagerly let it be known that I fooled him. We have a lot of fun and are constantly making each other laugh, so it’s always a fun time in our house!
But back to my original point…it’s June! And you know what that means, strawberry season! Last Friday, I jetted out of work early to head to the farmer’s market in my town. I should preface this by saying that in past years, the farmer’s market was just average. Sure, there was fresh fruits and veggies, but not a huge selection to choose from. I often walked away with a small purchase or nothing, knowing that the grocery store would better suite my needs.
But after hearing that my town’s farmer’s market was in a new location this year, with a better selection of produce, I was eager to test it out. After all, what did I have to lose? Upon pulling up to the market, I was immediately intrigued. There was a gigantic tent set up with shelves of berries, apples, mangos, corn, squash, peppers, tomatoes, egg plant, basically anything you could think of, this place had it. Outside the tent was various herbs, plants, and flowers. I was in awe! So much to look at, and so much better than last years’ market! After strolling around and taking my time to check out all of the produce, I carefully selected the fruits and vegetables that I wanted to purchase. And just as I was making my way up to the check out line, I spotted the strawberries. Plump, juicy, and just waiting to purchased, I knew these strawberries were going to make an appearance in my kitchen.
Now I’m sure you’ve see a million recipes for strawberry cakes, cupcakes, ice cream, donuts, basically anything that strawberries could be thrown into. Am I right? Well guess what? I have another strawberry dish to add to your list today (and a few more recipes in store for later on in the summer, too). But I promise it’s very easy to prepare, quite healthy, and you may have even had this before! Drum roll please….I bring you the classic, one-of-a-kind, Strawberry Spinach Salad!
Loaded with hearty spinach leaves, plump strawberries, pecans, and feta cheese, this Strawberry Spinach Salad is the perfect salad for the summer! In fact, it’s one of my favorite salads to make year round, but it’s best to have in the summer because of the strawberries! And like most of my other dishes, this salad is a cinch to prepare! The only prep work involves slicing the strawberries and then assembling the salad. That’s it! Serve with your favorite salad dressing and you have a deliciously light and fruity salad. I personally love to serve this Strawberry Spinach Salad with balsamic or poppy seed dressing. But whatever tickles your fancy, it will go perfectly with this salad!
So what are you waiting for? Run, don’t walk, to your local farmer’s market (or grocery store) and pick up some strawberries to make this classic Strawberry Spinach Salad!
Loaded with hearty spinach leaves, plump strawberries, pecans, and feta cheese, this Strawberry Spinach Salad is the perfect salad for the summer!
10 minPrep Time
- 6 cups baby spinach leaves
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced
- 1/2 cup whole pecans
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
- In a large serving bowl, combine the spinach leaves, strawberries, pecans, and feta cheese.
- Gently toss to combine.
- Serve immediately with your favorite dressing or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Salad will keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
This salad pairs well with balsamic or poppy seed dressing.