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Despite not being at the grocery, you’ve likely been able to get some beautiful berries through Instacart or Click list. Personally, I miss picking out my own produce, but in the age of COVID19, I am fine to stay home and let someone else do the shopping. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with my produce.

Strawberries are one of my favorite seasonal fruits and I will eat them daily until August when the season is more or less over. I’ve always been a huge fan of adding fruit to salad and this spinach salad is a keeper.

The combo of spinach and strawberries is a nutritional powerhouse. Both contain a heavy dose of vitamin C (good for your immune system these days), as well as fiber, antioxidants such as lutein (good for your eyes) and anthocyanin (good for your heart). I like to toss in either blue cheese or feta cheese and drizzle a sweet dressing over it such as honey mustard or poppy seed. Poppy seed dressing also goes well over kale salad as it tends to be more biter and the sweetness balances it well. I added a few chunks of leftover grilled chicken, which made the salad more satisfying.

Ingredients:

2 cups cleaned spinach leaves

4-5 large strawberries, cleaned and cut in half

1 Tbsp. feta or blue cheese

1 Tbsp. poppy seed dressing

Directions:

1.Place greens in a bowl and add strawberries and cheese. Drizzle poppy seed dressing over salad and toss.

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