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Fresh & Fruity Spinach Salad

 Fresh & Fruity Spinach Salad
Fruit and spinach make a delicious combination, especially when drizzled with a lovely strawberry vinaigrette. Toasted walnuts add a fun crunch. —Amy Blom, Marietta, Georgia
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 medium nectarine, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 2 medium kiwifruit, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • STRAWBERRY VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1/2 cup halved fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, nectarine, strawberries, kiwi
  • and walnuts.
  • Place the first six vinaigrette ingredients in a blender; cover and
  • process for 15 seconds. While processing, gradually add oil in a
  • steady stream. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve
  • immediately. Yield: 8 servings.