I created this fresh strawberry spinach salad as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars using Walmart Produce. All opinions are, as always, my own.
I’m on a total salad kick, which you might not realize based on how much ice cream I’ve been eating lately. This is the third salad I’ve shared in three weeks, and why not? It’s basically summer now. The sun is beating down on me while I push my kids on the swings at the park or pull up weeds from my front yard and it’s totally killing my appetite. I want to eat something that will feed my body without weighing it down.
I was excited when Walmart asked me to use their produce to create some mouthwatering recipes because this meant another excuse to make a light, fresh salad! There are so many flavors and textures going on here. The strawberries are sweet, the walnuts are crunchy, the gorgonzola is tangy. The dressing is a cross between the typical mayo-heavy poppyseed dressing and a light vinaigrette. Greek yogurt gives it a bit of creamy tanginess and is balanced out by the honey and poppy seeds.
I don’t often put fruit in my salads, but I couldn’t pass up these strawberries. They’re reaching their peak right now which makes them so plump, red, and juicy. What’s great about Walmart produce is they offer a 100% money back guarantee, so even if there was one bad berry hiding in the middle of the pint they’ll give you a refund no questions asked.
What do you like to eat when the weather turns hot?
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Juicy strawberries, tangy cheese, and fresh leafy greens.
- 5-6 cups baby spinach
- 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1 cup walnut pieces
- 4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola cheese
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon 0% fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- Coarse kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Toss the first four ingredients together in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients until well combined. Serve dressing on the side or drizzle over the top and toss. Serves 2-4.