Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Written by chanie on May 29th, 2011

In keeping with last weeks theme of cooking in season, strawberries are an all time favorite in the spring. They are packed with vitamins, fiber, and high levels of antioxidants and are low in calories, as well as low GI, with a value of 40 on the glycemic index. Strawberries are also a good source of manganese and potassium. Just one serving (about 8 strawberries) provides more vitamin C than an orange!

Regardless of their nutritional value, we love strawberries simply because they are fresh, light, sweet and delicious. Pair them with your breakfast cereal or yogurt, dip them in chocolate for dessert, or throw them into a salad. They compliment dishes in every course with a versatility all their own.

I came up with this salad to please everyone at the Shabbos table. I love spinach. My husband loves hearts of palm, and my daughter loves strawberries. I threw in some avocado for good measure, and some candied walnuts for crunch. The dressing complements the salad perfectly, with a fresh, light taste that is mildy sweet.

This salad will round off your dairy Shavuous meal perfectly!

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  1. What a classic combination of flavors. And that dressing looks fantastic.

  2. KASSI (HEIDI) says:

    Chan, I was so excited to see your blog!! Rest assured that it is now one of my favorites :). I think I saw this recipe in the Lubavitcher Yeshiva cookbook that was published about 5 years ago? Maybe six…
    How’ve you been, Halby?

    • chanie says:

      b”h, nice to hear from you! glad you are enjoying the blog! I actually adapted the dressing from Binah magazine and I made up the salad ingredients.

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