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Sunflower Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe
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Sunflower Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

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Not only is this salad a treat to eat, it's a delight to the eyes, thanks to the vibrant green and red ingredients. "I made it by combining several recipes, then added a few extra touches," tells Cathy Linzbach of East Grand Forks, Minnesota. "It's great to serve at ladies' luncheon."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower kernels
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill or 1/2 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground mustard

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 68 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, onion, sunflower kernels and sesame seeds. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the remaining ingredients; shake well. Pour over salad and gently toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Spinach Salad in Light & Tasty April/May 2001, p23

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 68 calories, 4 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed May. 30, 2013

"Loved it!"

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

"This was fantastic. I found some strawberries at the store the other day and wanted to use them in something. This was a perfect summer salad for the winter time! My BF was skeptical of the dressing before he tried it (I put it on the side because we would have left overs). While eating it he said this is good....this is really good!"

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"I am very impressed with how tasty this salad was. As a matter of fact we had salad two nights in a row just so I can have more of the dressing! This dressing will be a staple on my salads!"

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Reviewed Mar. 24, 2011

"I am very impressed with how tasty this salad was. As a matter of fact we had salad two nights in a row just so I can have more of the dressing! This dressing will be a staple on my salads!"

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Reviewed May. 27, 2010

"This is by far our favorite summer salad recipe! I make a big batch of this dressing and keep it on hand all summer. We also make it a meal by adding grilled chicken."

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