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Baby Spinach Salad with Balsamic Strawberries and Avocado

 

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Recipe

Baby Spinach Salad with Balsamic Strawberries and Avocado

Nothing says “Spring” like this refreshing sweet salad. Be sure to assemble immediately prior to serving to prevent the spinach from wilting.

Times

  • Ready Time : 0 min

Servings

4-6

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pkg. baby spinach, washed and spun dry
  • 1 ripe avocado, pit removed and thinly sliced (1/8” thick)
  • 1-2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Directions

Place vinegar and sugar in a large mixing bowl and whisk to blend.  Add sliced strawberries and turn to coat.  Set aside to marinate for 20-30 minutes, turning occasionally.

Drain and transfer strawberries to separate bowl, reserving balsamic juices; set aside.  Slowly drizzle olive oil into balsamic mixture, whisking continuously until emulsified.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Place spinach in a large bowl and add half of dressing, tossing until leaves are coated and dressing is distributed.  Divide spinach amongst individual salad plates.   Place 3-4 slices of avocado decoratively over spinach, alternating with balsamic strawberries.  Repeat with each salad plate.  Drizzle a little more dressing over each salad, and garnish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.  Serve and enjoy.

 

About Naomi Ross

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For Naomi Ross, her kitchen is her canvas.  As a kosher cooking instructor, food writer and recipe developer, Naomi strives to bring inspiration into the home kitchen, integrating cooking basics with a love of good food.  Naomi lives with her husband, four children and grandmother in Woodmere, NY.  She teaches regularly at the Center for Kosher Culinary Arts and the Kosher Culinary Institute of the Five Towns.  In addition, she gives group demonstrations and private lessons throughout the tri-state area.  To learn more check out her website: http://www.jewishcookingconcepts.com/index.php

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