Foodie Friday :: Summer Berry Spinach Salad

When I think of cooking dinner for myself when my husband is traveling I hate the idea of being chained to the stove, I want something fresh, fast, filling, and yummy. Salads fits the bill because they can be sweet and savory at the same time, warm or cold, and take little preparation. Lately, I have been on the hunt for salads and I found quite a few salads that I think you may like, too! I’ll be sharing a few with you this month but let’s start with the easiest one first.

If you like summer fruits then I bet you probably add fruits to your salads like I do. I am especially a fan of berries. So when I came across this salad by Foodie Crush {via Pinterest of course} I had to investigate. Unfortunately, my version of this salad {eating salad as I typed this post} did not look this pretty but it certainly was yummy….and perfectly healthy, too! The easiest part of this salad is that the ingredients are probably already in your refrigerator and if not they can be easily found at your local farmers market. Aint’ it pretty? Happy Friday! XO

Summer Berry Spinach Salad via Foodie Crush

salad

    • 2 cups baby spinach leaves
    • 3 strawberries, sliced
    • 1/4 cup blueberries
    • 1-2 thin slices of red onion
    • 3 ounces white tuna packed in water
    • 1/4 cup fruity extra virgin olive oil
    • heaping teaspoon of grainy mustard
    • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
    • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves plus more for garnish
    • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

instructions
Place spinach, strawberries, blueberries, red onion and tuna in a bowl. In a small bowl or a jar with a lid, mix extra virgin olive oil and grainy mustard together. Add rice wine vinegar, sugar, kosher salt and pepper and chopped tarragon leaves and mix well until emulsified. Dress salad and garnish with more whole tarragon leaves if desired.

image via Foodie Crush

  • LenaAugust 9, 2013 - 1:22 PM

    Mmmm, berries and grainy mustard–sounds heavenly!ReplyCancel

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