Rich in vitamins and minerals, spinach salads are a classic easy and delicious meal or side dish. This Spinach Strawberry Salad with Shrimp was topped with a lite poppyseed dressing and was a full meal for my family. I even had some leftover for my lunch the following day!
It’s too bad the comic Popeye ate his spinach out of a can. He totally missed out!! Have you eaten canned spinach? It’s not very appealing to look at, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you passed.
Canned spinach turns dark from the processing, and comes out mashed together. Nothing like the vibrant green fresh leaves you get from a farmer’s market or grocery store.
Raw spinach has a mild, slightly sweet taste that is so refreshing in salads. I love me some spinach!!
One of my co-workers was telling me about their dinner party, and it included this salad. I had to have the recipe, and although I revamped the dressing, the greens and all the little goodies remain the same. Oh, and I added the shrimp!
I cut down on the oil for this dressing and replaced some of it with water, and added some Greek yogurt. I don’t like it when my lips look glossy and feel oily after eating a salad. I don’t think you’ll miss the oil, but you be the judge!
“I’m strong to the finish, ’cause I eats me Spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man! (toot, toot)” – Popeye