After a little break, I am back with this super delicious and colorful Spinach Strawberry Pecan Salad with Summer Stone Fruit. I had a week of doing nothing related to Whole Food Bellies, and it was lovely. Sometimes if you get into a bit of a slump with something, stepping away, and getting some perspective is the best thing to do.
I had the most relaxing week, and it really feels like summer now. There was lots of swimming, lots of early morning walks with the kids to beat the afternoon heat, and waaaay too much ice-cream. Just what summer should be all about!
I am in love with this Spinach Strawberry Pecan Salad, and I seriously think it is just about one of the prettiest salads I have ever seen. It is just loaded with everything you can find at the farmers market right now: heirloom tomatoes, radishes, summer fruit, cucumber, bell peppers, spinach, and a good helping of nuts and seeds. The dressing is really simple as well, so although it may look like a show-stopper, it really is as easy as chopping up your produce and layering it on a platter. My kind of salad.
If you need some more salad inspiration, be sure to pop over and check out my post 31 Days of Unique Salad Recipes. It is loaded with amazing recipes from some great bloggers around the world, and is guaranteed to get those creative juices flowing. Goodbye salad rut. Hello yum.
I love pairing this Spinach Strawberry Pecan Salad with a simple, yet insanely delicious Homemade Rotisserie Style Chicken, and a nice glass of rosé. This combo makes for a beautiful summer evening in the back yard.
I really hope you love this easy spinach salad as much as we do, and would love to hear from you if you happen to try it out, so be sure to leave a comment below. Happy Eating.
- 3 cups baby spinach leaves
- 4 radishes sliced thinly
- 3 spring onions white and light green parts only, cut into thin strips
- ½ orange capsicum thinly sliced
- ½ red capsicum thinly sliced
- ½ cucumber thinly sliced
- 10 cherry tomatoes quartered
- 10 strawberries hulled and quartered
- 1 slices fresh peach skin removed and cut into
- 1 slices fresh nectarine cut into
- 3 tbsp chopped pecans
- 2 tbsp each pumpkin seeds sunflower seeds and hemp seeds
- cup ¼ extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Juice of 1 average sized lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare all the fruits and vegetables. Lay them out on a large chopping board or serving plate
Sprinkle with the nuts and seeds
Mix all dressing ingredients together (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice) in a glass jar and drizzle over the salad
Serve and enjoy