Salad Test

Spinach and strawberries are a perfect combination as weather warms, especially if you’ re craving something sweet & savory. You can make satisfying lunch or simple dinner. And if you decide to “go nuts” by adding pecans, they are an excellent source of calcium and other important minerals; you sure will get a bowl full of vitamins.

 

serves 3

1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced

5 cups baby spinach leaves

½ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese

1-2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or cranberry dressing

½ cup pecans (based on your calorie output, you can reward yourself with candied pecans)

Wash and dry spinach leaves, then place them into a medium-sized bowl. Drizzle a bit of dressing over the leaves. Gently toss spinach leaves with strawberries, gorgonzola cheese and top with pecans. Taste the salad and if needed, drizzle on a little bit more dressing.