It's been unusually hot here in Alberta for this time of year. So much so we've had raging forest fires, even enough to evacuate a city of 90,000 people. Today is the first time the temperatures are a little cooler and it looks like the possibility of rain.
Yesterday it was hot and sunny and we were doing a potluck at my sisters house for Mother's Day dinner. Since her and I are both vegetarians, it's always the joke about which one of us is bringing the salad. And since it was Mother's Day (read as my day off of cooking) I was putting the least amount of effort in for this one.
So here is my super easy and health summer spinach salad. I pair this salad with catalina or balsamic dressing. I wrote the balsamic dressing below!
What you need:
- Bag of spinach
- 2 cups strawberries, sliced and cut in half
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup red onion
- salad dressing of choice. (See below for recipe)
- Mix spinach, strawberries, almonds and onions in a bowl. Set aside until it is being served.
- Before serving pour dressing, toss and enjoy!
- Say "Wow that was easy and it taste delicious!"
Okay step 3 is optional, but its really that easy! I really like simplicity, especially when it comes to summer food. Nobody likes standing in the kitchen forever when its sunny and hot out!
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 clove of garlic
- 2 tbsp red onion
- 1 tsp honey
- salt and pepper to taste
Mix together in a container with a lid and pour on the salad as much as you'd like.
What's your go to salad?