Ground Turkey and Spinach Lasagna This time of year we all need a little “skinny” in our life! If you’re looking for a recipe to help you eat something on the lighter side, this is it. Ground Turkey and Spinach Lasagna can be made with …
Layered Hamburger Bake Tired of Turkey? Can’t possibly eat another turkey sandwich? Are you racking your brain trying in come up with a “new” and “inventive” way to fix left-over holiday turkey? Stop! Leave that turkey in the refrigerator for a day and make Layered …
Strawberry Spinach Salad
I recently went through the drive-thru at a fast food restaurant, something I very seldom do, and ordered a Strawberry Spinach Salad. The salad was ok but it lacked oomph. Which brings us to this recipe. This salad is packed full of flavor. The homemade vinaigrette along with the fresh vegetables makes for a delicious and unique salad.
Full of Flavor
This salad is full of so much flavor. Most strawberry salads are made with only strawberries, spinach and bacon. But we stepped it up a bit by adding cucumber slices, oranges, red onion and pecans. This mix of salad ingredients combined with the tangy orange vinaigrette is a win win combination. We just started incorporating oranges into our lettuce salads and the fresh burst of flavor from the oranges is refreshing and delicious. This is the method that we use when preparing oranges for a salad. First peel the orange, preferably a navel orange, cut the peeled orange across the belly, as Aggie would say, into fairly thick slices. Cut the oranges into sections and remove the membrane. You’ll be left with sections of juicy oranges, ready to put in any salad.
If you have been reading Turnips 2 Tangerines for any length of time, you’re well aware of the fact that we like and use bottled vinaigrette whenever possible. Many salads work just fine with a bottled vinaigrette but there are times, like this one, where a tangy homemade vinaigrette is needed. This simple vinaigrette, made with rice vinegar, honey, oil, Dijon mustard and fresh squeezed orange juice adds that extra pucker punch.