A berry SuperFood salad is always a good choice for a meal or side dish. This particular summer salad is loaded with flavor, and combines the best ingredients for a tart, slightly sweet, refreshing and healthy show stopper that will have your family begging for more.
1 6-oz. bag Fresh Express® Baby Spinach
1 cup strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 cup blueberries or raspberries
1/2 cup almonds, sliced
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1/2 cup heart-healthy SuperFoods Basic Vinaigrette dressing
Toast the sliced almonds in a dry pan, over low heat, until they are fragrant and slightly browned. This will release the almond’s oils and bring out more of their nutty flavor. Set aside in a dish and let cool.
Empty the Fresh Express® Baby Spinach into large salad bowl. Gently add the berries and pineapple, being careful not to crush the berries when they go in. Sprinkle with the cool almonds. Toss salad with dressing.
To make the most of this salad, adapt the basic salad dressing by using more citrus ingredients (more orange, grapefruit, lemon or lime juices) rather than a traditional vinegar. A few chunks of goat cheese for a wonderful and healthy creamy addition.
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