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The idea was simple: Bring friends and family together for a delicous meal. I wanted to start with a beautiful salad. When I saw the Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe, I knew I couldn’t resist.
The recipe makes 24 servings! For my dinner party for seven, I adjusted it to use a pound of spinach, 5 cups of strawberries and two cucumbers, and added a creamy goat cheese. For personal taste, I made a homemade dressing of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette.
The colors and taste both won applause at the dinner table, and there was enough left over for a light lunch the following day! I prepped all the ingredients required, and to save the strawberries and spinach from wilting, I dressed the salad right before we sat down for dinner. Pick your favorite cheese, or add vegetables from your garden to add a personal touch to this already dinner party–approved salad!
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Take this along to potluck suppers. Make it in smaller batches for a family dinner.
Tear the spinach into bite-size pieces. Put the spinach, strawberries, cucumbers, scallions, and mint into a large bowl and toss. Just before serving, drizzle the dressing over the spinach salad and toss to coat. Makes 24 servings.