Strawberries and blueberries are marinated in a seasoned vinaigrette, then poured over spinach with walnuts and blue cheese.
Marinated Berries on Fresh Baby Spinach
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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