Another great use for fresh strawberries – organic if you can get them!  This refreshing salad is a great source of fibre, iron, and vitamins A and C.  The sturdy spinach greens keep well if you have to prepare and dress in advance.  However, it is preferred to dress just before serving.


  • 1 pound fresh spinach
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1tbsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp walnut oil
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • ¼ tsp paprika
  • ¼ cup chopped chives


Wash, dry and tear spinach, place in salad bowl and set aside.  Spread almonds on a baking sheet and cook at 350 degrees for 5 minutes, set aside.  Next, spread sesame seeds in a non-stick skillet and stir over medium-high until browned.  In a medium mixing bowl, combine remaining ingredients with sesame seeds and mix well.  Before serving, pour dressing over spinach, toss well, then add strawberries and almonds,  toss lightly and serve

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