Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Easy Strawberry-Spinach Salad

Summer is here and you know what that means. Strawberries are in season.
I love me some strawberries, but a person can only eat so much strawberry shortcake. Sometimes we gotta mix things up. And when sweet and savory combine...cha-ching! Our taste buds are in for a treat.
Last week I talked about my daughter's bridal shower. And because it was a brunch, I wanted something on the menu that was a little more lunch than breakfast. Since it was an all girl event, salad seemed the perfect thing. And it doesn't get much easier than this.

Here's what you'll need:
  • One 10-12 oz package baby spinach
  • Half a small red onion, thin sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Sliced fresh strawberries
  • Your favorite red wine vinaigrette
Toss together the spinach, onion, almonds, strawberries, and blue cheese. Add 1/4 cup of dressing and toss again, adding more dressing as desired.

This looks really impressive served in a pretty bowl. And the only thing better than impressive is impressive, easy, and yummy. And this recipe has it all.
Well, the countdown is on. Only 4 more days until the wedding. We're scrambling to get everything cleaned, decorated, and just so. All worker bees--aka family--are in position. We have our assignments. Now it's time to execute.
Operation Wedding is under way.
Will this mother-of-the-bride survive?
Will the bride turn into a bridezilla?
Stay tuned for the continuing saga of As the Wedding Approaches.



  1. So easy, so quick, so...so...elegant!

    This looks like a perfect summer salad!

    And how is the mother-of-the-bride holding up?

    I can just imagine that the stress makes you do very weird things...the morning of my wedding I was finishing the sewing on one of my brides maid's dresses. For some reason, I thought I had to do it. Weird.

    I'll be praying for you as the day approaches!

  2. A gorgeous salad! And simple.

    Good luck this week and weekend!! I know it'll be beautiful.

  3. Yum. Blessings abundant this weekend.

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  5. Mindy, that looks and sounds fabulous.

    Many happy wishes for the lucky couple and all of you.

  6. Only four more days and I'm surprisingly calm. Not that I don't have plenty to do. Sometimes I'm focused, sometimes I'm scattered. The bride-to-be and my oldest daughter and her crew came in today. Talk about chaos. But in a good way. Now we're all trying to get on the same page. BTW, forcasted high for Saturday is 102. Welcome to Texas. And to think, it was only May 5th we couldn't get out of the 50's.

  7. I must admit, I never thought about spinach and strawberries...together.

    A wedding!@!!!! What fun!!!!