Recipe Spotlight: Fruit and Spring Greens Salad



Spring is a great time to get excited for fresh, in-season fruits and vegetables!  In the spring, leafy greens and strawberries are in season and you will find that they taste the best and are lower in cost at the grocery store.

Salads are simple but delicious and very easy to put together when you are short on time.  Salads are also a great dish that kids can help to prepare too!  Kids can help to wash, cut and chop the fruits and veggies.  Try our Fruit and Spring Greens Salad for a quick and easy dish your family will love!

Fruit and Spring Greens Salad
Serves 5

Ingredients:
4 cups spinach or salad greens, washed and dried
1 cup strawberries, washed and sliced, or orange segments
1/4 cup nuts, chopped
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon honey
Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Remove tough stems from spinach.
  2. In a large bowl, mix spinach or greens, fruit, and nuts.
  3. In a small bowl, mix oil, lemon juice, and honey to make dressing.
  4. Pour the dressing on top of the salad and mix.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Gather all of the ingredients.

Wash the spinach and cut off the tough stems.

Wash the strawberries.

Chop the strawberries.

Mix spinach (or salad greens), fruit, and nuts together
in a large bowl.

Squeeze the juice of the lemon into a small bowl.
Add vegetable oil and honey and mix well.

Pour the dressing on top of the salad and mix.

Enjoy!



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