Spinach-Berry Salad

Utilize perfect summer strawberries with this quick and simple recipe!

Ingredients:

      1/3 c almonds, slivered
      4 c baby spinach
      3/4 c strawberries, quartered
      1 T balsamic vinegar
      1 t Dijon Mustard
      1 t honey
      3 T extra virgin olive oil
      Salt and pepper to taste
Directions:
Place the almonds in a dry skillet or saute pan. Cook over low heat, shaking the pan the entire time until the almonds are toasting. Almonds are done when you start to smell a “nutty” scent. Remove almonds from the pan to cool. (Do not cool in the skillet because they will burn from the heat that remains in the pan.) Wash and dry the spinach.

Prepare the dressing by placing the vinegar, mustard, and honey in a mixing bowl. Slowly whisk in the oil until all is incorporated. Place spinach in a large bowl. Add strawberries, almonds, and dressing. Toss to coat. If desired, season with a pinch of salt and pepper.

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