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Spinach Strawberry Salad

 Spinach Strawberry Salad
"I came up with this recipe as a way to use early spring produce," says Trisha Kruse from Boise, Idaho. "the toasted walnuts give the salad a rich earthy flavor that ties it all together."
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, torn
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/3 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • Place asparagus in a foil-lined 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan;
  • drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Bake, uncovered, at
  • 400° for 15 minutes or until crisp-tender, turning occasionally.
  • Cool.
  • In a large bowl, combine the asparagus, spinach, strawberries and
  • walnuts. In a small bowl, whisk the canola oil, vinegar, sugar and
  • salt. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield:
  • 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup equals 137 calories, 12 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.