Spinach salad with strawberries & vegan feta
Strawberries aren't just for sundaes and smoothies. They make salads infinitely more exciting. With a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette, this is a salad you'll be returning to all summer long.
Servings: 4 people
- 3 cups spinach Roughly 2 ounces of spinach. If the spinach is extra large, feel free to chop.
- 1 celery stalk sliced
- 1 green onion sliced
- ½ cucumber quartered and sliced
- ½ heaping cup sliced strawberries
- ½ cup vegan feta cheese or sliced avocado
- 2 Tablespoons pistachios
- 1 batch balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Toss all of the ingredients in a large salad bowl.
Serve with balsamic vinaigrette on the side, so that guests can top their own salads just before eating.
If you don't want to make vegan feta cheese from scratch, you can replace it with sliced avocado or store-bought vegan feta. My favorite brands are Herbivorous Butcher and Violife.
Most likely, you'll have balsamic vinaigrette dressing left over. It will probably be about double what you need, but it's better to have more than you need than not enough. Save it for future salads. If you don't want to make your own, use store-bought.
This salad & dressing can be made ahead of time. However, store them separately, and toss the salad with the dressing just before serving. Otherwise, the spinach will get wilty.
The salad can be made a couple days ahead of time, and the dressing will last up to five days in the refrigerator. If the oil hardens in the refrigerator, set it on the counter for about a half an hour. Then give it a good shake.
Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 2182IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg