homegrownstrawberriesHomegrown Strawberries are now here!

To celebrate here is a recipe for Spinach & Strawberry Salad from Linda Hafner’s Cookbook. A delicious salad that shows off the strawberry’s more savory side.
Why not try it while strawberries are so abundant at this time of year?

Salad Ingredients –

8 cups of baby spinach leaves, washed and dried. (Alternatively, you can use a mixture of spinach and torn romaine leaves)

1/4 cup of Vidalia Onion, thinly sliced

2 cups strawberries, washed and sliced

1 cup fresh mozzarella, cubed

Dressing Ingredients –

1/4 cup of olive oil

2 T white balsamic vinegar

2 T orange juice

1 tsp honey

salt and pepper to taste

1/3 cup chopped walnuts or sliced almonds

Instructions –

In a small bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients. (the dressing will keep covered in refrigerator for two days.)
In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, onion, strawberries, and mozzarella. Drizzle with the dressing and toss gently.
Sprinkle with nuts and serve immediately.