While I do love a good strawberry spinach salad, the most exciting part of this recipe is learning how to make your own strawberry vinaigrette dressing. I never realized how easy it was! And this way, you don’t have to worry about any questionable ingredients in store bought dressings.

Those on a vegan diet are welcome to replace the goat cheese with quinoa or any favorite topping of choice.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing
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Recipe type: Salad, Lunch
Cuisine: Raw, Vegan, Gluten-Free
Ingredients
  • For salad:
  • 3 cups spinach leaves
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese (omit if vegan)
  • 2 tbsp raw unsalted almonds, sliced
  • ¼ cup apples, sliced
  • ½ cup strawberries, sliced
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • For dressing:
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp warm water
  • ¼ cup fresh strawberries
Instructions
  1. Prepare dressing by combining all dressing ingredients in a blender and blending until pureed. (Make sure coconut oil is completely melted and that all other ingredients are room temperature so the oil doesn’t harden.) Set aside.
  2. Mix spinach, almonds, strawberries and apples in a large salad bowl.
  3. Toss with salad dressing until fully coated.
  4. Top with crumbled goat cheese.
  5. Season with sea salt and pepper.
Serving size: 1 salad Calories: 450 Fat: 37g Carbohydrates: 18g Sugar: 10g Sodium: 217mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 10g

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