Strawberry Salad

Serves 4

strawberry salad

My Valentine’s Day menu starts with a simple strawberry salad. A fun way to get kids to eat spinach is by dressing it up with some fruit and a simple, sweet dressing. The sliced strawberries even look like little hearts—very Valentine’s Day appropriate.


  • 4 cups spinach
  • 8 strawberries, sliced
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


Place spinach and berries in a large bowl. Mix gently by hand.

Fill a sealable container with vinegar, honey, oil, salt and pepper. Seal container and shake well.

Pour dressing on salad immediately before serving and toss. Divide onto four plates.

Nutrition Analysis: 70 cal, 3.5 g fat, 0 mg chol, 320 mg sodium, 9 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.

Laura Hahn, winner of Philadelphia’s 2012 NBC Next Local TV Chef competition, operates a restaurant consulting company and hosts her own cooking show on She entered the chef competition shortly after being diagnosed with gluten sensitivity. She blogs about gluten-free food at