I had some really sweet and delicious strawberries in the fridge as well as leftover baby spinach that needed to be used up, so I decided to combine the two and make a salad. I tossed in some toasted walnut pieces and shaved Parmesan then drizzled the salad with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. It was a light and beautiful salad that was very delicious.
How to Make a Spinach Salad with Strawberry, Walnut, and Parmesan ShavingsRecipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net
- Walnut pieces, toasted
- Baby spinach
- Strawberries, sliced
- Parmesan cheese shavings
- 2 tbsp light olive oil or canola oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste
Place the spinach, strawberries, cooled walnuts, and Parmesan cheese shavings in a bowl. Combine the olive oil (or canola oil) with the balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste in a small container, whisking until well combined. Taste and add sugar if it’s too tangy. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad then toss until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy.
Side Note: My balsamic vinegar is VERY sweet so I didn’t add any sugar but if your balsamic vinegar is tangy and not sweet, you may want to add a bit of sugar to the vinaigrette.
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