Spinach Salad with Strawberries + Roasted Pine Nuts

Spinach Salad with Strawberries + Roasted Pine Nuts | thefirstyearblog.com
Spinach salad with strawberries and roasted pine nuts is the kind of salad you’d want to eat to get yourself back on track.

Especially when you were on vacation for 10 days visiting family and the only thing you can remember eating is ice cream. Everyday. Sometimes twice a day.

I’m detoxing from ice cream.

Spinach Salad with Strawberries + Roasted Pine Nuts | thefirstyearblog.com
This salad is extra fresh with the cucumbers and strawberries, and I like the flavor the dijon mustard adds. Let’s not forget how easy it is to toss together, bring it to your next picnic and it will be a hit.

Spinach Salad with Strawberries + Roasted Pine Nuts | thefirstyearblog.com

Spinach Salad with Strawberries + Pine Nuts

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 2 & 1/2 cups spinach
  • 2 cups quartered strawberries
  • 3 tbsp roasted pine nuts (roasted on a skillet over the stove on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring)
  • 1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp canola oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Peel and dice the cucumber, and slice the strawberries. Roast the pine nuts in a skillet on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until slightly roasted. In a bowl combine the cucumber, spinach, strawberries, and pine nuts. Mix the dijon mustard, honey, white wine vinegar, and canola oil in a small cup. Add the dressing to the salad and toss to mix, adding some salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.
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I need less ice cream and more salad in my diet.
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16 Responses to “Spinach Salad with Strawberries + Roasted Pine Nuts”

  1. This is definitely a perfect way to detox from Ice cream! I LOVE spinach and strawberries in salad. and that pine nut addition is perfect!

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 28, 2014 at 7:38 am

      Maybe after we eat enough of this salad, we can eat more ice cream :)

  2. This looks like the perfect refreshing salad. I have all of the ingredients too, so I think this will be lunch today. Thanks, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 28, 2014 at 7:38 am

      I love when I have all of the ingredients in my kitchen to make something! Enjoy Ashley!

  3. Paula - bell'alimento — May 28, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Spinach and Strawberries are amazing together. Love this.

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 28, 2014 at 4:54 pm

      Paula, I think so too :-)

  4. I love fresh strawberries in salads! This looks great!

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 28, 2014 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks friend!!

  5. Shannon Leparski — May 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    This is the perfect recipe for lunch today! Thanks for some healthy inspiration. Lovin your blog :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Thank you Shannon! I am in love with your blog name, so cute!

  6. housewifeintraining — May 28, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    Detoxing never looked so delicious! Loving the pine nuts as a fun twist!

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 28, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      Haha, you’re right.. that’s the key to detoxing, finding delicious substitute dishes!

  7. Such a nice pairing, spinach and strawberries are so wonderful together in salad.

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 28, 2014 at 4:47 pm

      I agree with you Sylvie! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Amy | Club Narwhal — May 29, 2014 at 7:34 am

    Beth, this looks like the perfect post-vacation detox meal–something I’m in need of in a major way :) I love everything about this, especially the flavors in the dressing!

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 29, 2014 at 8:53 am

      Haha, I am right there with you girl!

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