My friend Dianne Frelich is a busy mom of 8 month old twin boys. When I visited her, she managed to throw this delicious salad together in less than 15 minutes! It has everything a busy mom would need to keep up with her kids — antioxidants and vitamins from kale, spinach, walnuts, and strawberries, and protein from walnuts and goat cheese. It’s not only nutritious, it’s also incredibly delicious! The combination of sweet and savory makes this salad taste like a dessert!
Spinach, Kale & Strawberry Salad
- 3 cups kale leaves, chopped into bite sized pieces
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1/8 cup red onions, thinly sliced
- 1 cup strawberries, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup candied walnuts
- 2 ounces goat cheese
- 4 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or peach white balsamic vinegar* if available)
Place kale, red onions and baby spinach in a large salad bowl. Gently toss in dressing to coat the leaves.
Add the strawberries and candied walnuts. Sprinkle the crumbled goat cheese on top and gently toss the ingredients. Serve immediately.
*Peach white balsamic vinegar works very well with these ingredients but might not be easily available.
Recipe courtesy Dianne Frehlich
Photo by Heather Teoh