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Spinach Salad with Fruit

 Spinach Salad with Fruit
Tossed with ripe banana chunks, fresh strawberries and a poppy seed vinaigrette, this fabulous spinach salad looks and tastes special enough for company. —Joan Antonen, Arlington, South Dakota
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 package (12 ounces) frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed and undrained
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 package (9 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

  • In a large bowl, whisk the first five ingredients until the sugar is
  • dissolved. Stir in thawed strawberries and poppy seeds.
  • Place spinach on individual salad plates. Arrange the fresh
  • strawberries, banana and avocado over spinach. Top with green onions
  • and dressing. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 214 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 29 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 2 g protein.