Fruit and Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette

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This strawberry, apple and pear spinach salad is easy, light and delicious. I've created a tasty mild strawberry poppyseed vinaigrette to go with it. This salad is loved by every palate; young and old. If you like a stronger vinaigrette, feel free to add more red wine vinegar. I've also tested this with cider vinegar and it worked well; although I liked the red wine vinegar a teensy bit more.

Salad Ingredients:
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced
  • 1 pear, cored and sliced
  • ½ lb strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 8 oz (1/2 lb) Spinach Leaves
Strawberry Poppyseed Vinaigrette Ingredients:
  • (makes enough vinaigrette for 2 salads)
  • ¼ cup cold filtered water
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple red wine vinegar, or to taste
  • ½ lb fresh strawberries, hulled and halved (about 1½ cups)
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp poppy seeds
How to Make the Dressing:
  1. In a food processor or blender, combine ¼ cup water, ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ cup cider vinegar, ½ lb strawberries and 2 Tbsp honey and puree until smooth.
  2. Add ½ tsp poppy seeds and pulse once to combine. Refrigerate dressing up to a week.
Assembling the Salad:
  1. Place all of your salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add salad dressing to taste and toss to combine. Easy!