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Strawberry-Spinach Salad

A delicious salad with fresh spinach and strawberries and a simple vinaigrette dressing. 

Yield: 4 Servings

4 cups torn fresh spinach
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/2 tablespoons sunflower seeds, toasted (optional)
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted (optional)
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon mustard
1/4 teaspoon dried dill 
1/8 teaspoon salt
Pinch garlic powder

  1. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, onion, sunflower kernels, and sesame seeds.
  2. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. (Dressing can also be whisked together in a small bowl.) Pour dressing over salad and toss gently. Serve immediately.

Salad bowl
Jar with tight-fitting lid 
  Or small mixing bowl and wire whisk

Nutrition facts (per 1 cup serving): 80 calories; 5 g fat; 0 mg cholesterol; 110 mg sodium; 7 g carbohydrate (2 g fiber, 4 g sugars); 2 g protein