Spinach-Strawberry-Almond Salad With Balsamic-Lime Dressing

Make mom an extra-special spinach salad this Mother's Day.

Mmm springtime! Forget a basic garden salad, this salad is filled to the brim with flavorful strawberries and a touch of sweet balsamic vinegar and lime juice. You can make this salad to accompany lunch or dinner; I'm planning to serve it to my mother for Mother's Day brunch on our back deck alongside roasted vegetables. This salad is packed with nutrients -- everything from fresh basil to crunchy almonds that will leave you (and Mom) smiling!

Spinach-Strawberry-Almond Salad With Balsamic-Lime Dressing

Serves 2
1 cup fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 cups firmly packed baby spinach
2 tablespoons raw almonds
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil

In a medium-sized bowl, combine strawberries with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lime juice, sea salt and pepper; gently toss to coat strawberries.

In a large bowl, combine baby spinach with almonds, fresh basil and balsamic coated strawberries.

Serve chilled.

Keep Reading

Next Up

Falafel Salad with Hummus Dressing — Meatless Monday

If you've just about had it with your usual salad routine of lettuce and dressing, it's time to dress up your greens with one hearty, satisfying addition: falafel.

1 Base Salad Dressing: 3 Ways to Use It

Start with GZ's go-to vinaigrette, then dress it up with additional ingredients for bold flavors and textures.

Travel Tips For Turkey Day

You’ve been asked to bring along food to Thanksgiving dinner—this can get tricky, especially if you’ve got a long car or train ride ahead of you. Here are some things to consider before you make your final decision on what to tote along.

Go Green (Beans) for St. Patrick's Day — Meatless Monday

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Food Network Magazine's Green Bean and Egg Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing, a green-themed dish in honor of the holiday.

"Valley" Salad

This light summer salad is a refreshing way to beat the heat. (It gets its name from an area in Phoenix known as "The Valley.")

Salad Safety

Although salads are generally very healthy, they do require some special handling to keep them that way.

24 Healthy Summer Salads

A nice cool salad can help beat the summer heat and give you an antioxidant boost. Stay refreshed with these 24 salad recipes, plus 4 bonus dressings.

50 Simple Salads

Toss together one of these fresh and easy combos from Food Network Magazine for your next party.

Mexican Bean Salad

This bean salad is perfect for any celebration, but it bursts of flavor from cumin and avocado make it ideal for Cinco de Mayo.

On TV

Food Network Apps

In the Kitchen

Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

Facebook Messenger

Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.

Amazon Echo

Just say "Alexa, enable Food Network skill" to get started.