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Berry-Spinach Salad with Almonds

“A big bowl of this salad accompanies me to potlucks and reunions. The dark greens and red strawberries look pretty together-plus, the sweet dressing and nuts make everyone spinach fans.” —Maxine Culp, Fitchburg, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    13 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add almonds; sprinkle with sugar. Cook and stir for 3 minutes or until almonds are lightly browned. Spread on foil to cool; break apart.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine spinach and strawberries. In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad. Sprinkle with sugared almonds; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 153 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 28mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • AudLarson
    Jul 25, 2013

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  • Mrs_T
    Jun 13, 2012

    This salad is delicious! It was a hit at a potluck I took it to -- only a leaf or two of spinach left in the bowl! I changed the dressing around a bit. I used less sugar -- only 4 or 5 tablespoons instead of a half cup. I used 1/3 cup of the cider vinegar, only 3-4 tablespoons of oil, and 3-4 tablespoons water to make up for the extra oil. (I often use this trick of halving the oil and adding a bit of extra vinegar and water to make up the volume of dressing -- it reduces the fat a lot without changing the flavor much.) A salad I will definitely be making again!

  • stirey
    May 26, 2012

    This salad is soooo good and I don't even like spinach! I just used almond slices in the salad instead of cooking them with the butter and sugar. I added some extra cider vinager too! Will definetly make it again.

  • lurky27
    Jun 6, 2009

    This salad is oh-so tasty. I used one 9 oz bag of spinach, but I recommend using a bit more, because it makes a good amount of dressing.