This easy strawberry spinach salad recipe is super quick to put together and brings you back to the basics of clean eating.
One of the things I truly love about clean eating is the simplicity of the ingredients I get to use. I appreciate the beauty in a spinach leaf, the vivacity of a red strawberry and the earthiness of a walnut. There is such beauty in pairing these types of ingredients together. Ingredients that not only nourish our tummies, but our souls as well.
A simple salad is like a well orchestrated symphony of flavors, textures and nutrients. As the staccato increases with the sweetness of a berry on our tongue, the tempo then slows again with the more down to earth spinach or walnut. A dressing added is akin to sweet notes still hanging in the air after the orchestra is exhausted and fulfilled.
Add to that the company of a friend or family members and the experience is truly complete. Something far beyond just having a salad for dinner. Something that speaks to us on a very primal level. It’s the complete package. The thing that seems to make us human beings. The connection between people and the earth and what she provides us.
A simple salad can be a very humbling experience if appreciated and respected. Nourishment on all levels is our most basic, primal need. And as such, it’s worth noting it’s beauty.
MORE HEALTHY SALAD RECIPES:
- Avocado Cashew Salad
- Mandarin Orange Chicken Salad With Dried Cranberries
- Spinach Salad With Pesto Dressing
STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD RECIPE:
This fresh, delicious salad is perfect for strawberry season! You can adjust the fat content by using more or fewer walnuts.
- 2 cups spinach (I used baby spinach)
- 1 cup strawberries (sliced)
- 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped)
- 1/4 medium avocado (optional)
- Dressing (see link above)
Put all ingredients in a bowl and toss with dressing.
Please note that the nutrition data is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible. Also, the avocado has been included in this data. Omit to lower fat content.