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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Spinach Salad with Strawberries + Roasted Pine Nuts | thefirstyearblog.com
I need less ice cream and more salad in my diet.
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16 comments

  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!

    • 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!

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

  3. Spinach and Strawberries are amazing together. Love this.

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

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

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

    • 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.

  8. 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!

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