Spinach and Strawberry Salad

After the baked deliciousness of yesterday, today I’ve got a healthy savory way to use up fresh strawberries. Feel free to customize this recipe based on what you have on hand and what you enjoy. I actually really like to add some crumbled goat cheese to this salad, but didn’t have any on hand the other day when I took the pictures…

As with all salad recipes, the quantities listed below are just what I used the other day when I was measuring the ingredients out. Usually, I just throw a bunch of things together in a bowl and call it a day.

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Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Yield: 2-4

Ingredients:

1 bundle asparagus
1 Tbsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
6 oz baby spinach
1 cup strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1 oz crumbled goat cheese
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil to avoid a mess. Drizzle 1 Tbsp olive oil over asparagus. Use your hand to stir it up so all the asparagus gets coated. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast in oven for 15 minutes, stirring once in the middle.

Allow asparagus to cool to room temperature and slice into ~2" pieces.

Mix the vinegar and 1 Tbsp of olive oil. Add the nuts, strawberries, and asparagus. Toss to coat and add the spinach. Sprinkle cheese on salad just before serving.

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11 Responses to “White Chocolate Cran-Raspberry Cake”

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    Megan — February 22, 2013 at 7:56 am

    I do the same thing on Friday nights. Totally acceptable. 🙂 The cake looks gorgeous!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:33 am

      Glad I’m not the only one 😉

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    Jaida @ Sweet Beginnings — February 22, 2013 at 10:09 am

    This looks amazing!!! Great choice of convenience item to make, and what better way to use it than in a layer cake!?!?

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    Eva @ Eva Bakes — February 22, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful cake, Jen! I’ve never heard of a filling made from dried fruit, either. Must try it soon!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

      It was a lot better than I was expecting for sure!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — February 22, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    Sounds like a great combinations of flavors. Layer cakes are the best!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

      I agree, layer cakes are the best

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    Judy — February 22, 2013 at 6:35 pm

    Those are some delicious flavors going on. It looks great, too.

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    Shannon — February 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    haha, “forced” your friends to eat this deliciousness? tough life! sounds amazing 🙂

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

      Ha no kidding. The life of being friends with a baker…

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    ErinsFoodFiles — February 26, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Looks delicious!!

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