Strawberries and blueberries are marinated in a seasoned vinaigrette, then poured over spinach with walnuts and blue cheese.

Marinated Berries on Fresh Baby Spinach

by Healthy Way To Cook

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 1 pint ripe strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 pint ripe blueberries, washed and dried
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp light olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp minced shallot
  • 1/8 tsp smokey paprika
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 12 oz baby spinach
  • chopped walnuts
  • bleu cheese crumbles


Clean strawberries and blueberries and put in large bowl.

Whisk together in a separate bowl the vinegar, olive oil, sugar, poppy seeds, shallot, paprika, and salt, until frothy – then pour over berries.

Let berries marinate for 30 minutes, stirring frequently.

Divide spinach between individual salad bowls. Spoon marinaded berries over the top of each salad, then top with a sprinkling of walnuts and bleu cheese crumbles. Serve immediately.

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