Strawberry and Spinach Farmer’s Market Salad

I love this time of year. The farmer’s market is huge and full of so many fresh treasures! I spent the day with my brother and brought home so many delicious treats.

Here is a great salad made from fresh savoy spinach, sweet and juice sweet Anne strawberries, candied walnuts from a local orchard and a homemade strawberry vinaigrette. And it’s delicious!

Ready to try it?

What you need:

  • 4 – 6 cups fresh spinach leaves – cleaned, stemmed and torn into small pieces
  • 8-10 strawberries, sliced


  • ½ cup chopped walnut pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar
  • Small pinch of allspice and cinnamon


  • ¼ cup good quality olive oil
  • 1/8 cup white wine vinegar
  • 5 large, fresh strawberries
  • 1 lavender blossom (fresh or dried)
  • 2 arugula leaves
  • ½ teaspoon salt


How to Do it:

First candy the walnuts. Start by heating a cast iron skillet. Drop the walnuts and butter in and shake the pan until the walnuts begin to be fragrant and start browning lightly. Add the sugar, allspice and cinnamon and continue to cook until the sugar is melted. Remove from the pan and cool.

Next make the dressing. Place all the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a blender and puree until it’s all smooth. Pour into a salad dressing bottle and chill.


When you’re ready to eat, toss the spinach, sliced strawberries and walnuts in a large salad bowl. Dress it the way you like it (I only like a little bit) and toss until all the leaves are coated.

Serve cold – a perfect summer side dish!

Makes 4-6 servings

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6 Responses to Strawberry and Spinach Farmer’s Market Salad

  1. Good combo and so fresh! For Mutton Korma you could use lamb, beef or chicken, but chicken requires lesser time to cook..

  2. Robotance says:

    Strawberry and spinach!!! It is a unique combination. I am a salad lover but never think of this combination. I am surely going to try this amazing recipe on the coming weekend. The way you have made it, it’s totally amazing. It is fresh, refreshing, and healthy. Including homemade vinaigrette in salad definitely enhance the taste of the salad. It is a perfect summer side dish with full of nutritional values.

    • HelenFern says:

      the sweet strawberries really compliment the slightly bitter taste of the raw spinach. Thanks for stopping by.

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