Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Basil

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 shallot

2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon superfine sugar

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1 1/2 cups small strawberries

2 to 3 cups spinach leaves, from a farmer's market

1/2 cup fresh basil leaves

4 to 5 tablespoons EVOO

Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. Chop the shallot and put it in a small bowl. Add the vinegar, sugar and lemon juice and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, hull the strawberries and cut them in half. Transfer to a serving bowl along with the spinach and basil.
  3. Whisk the EVOO into the vinegar mixture and season with salt and pepper. Toss the salad with the dressing and season with salt and pepper.
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