Recipe: strawberry and baby spinach salad

You don’t win friends with salad, but you will with this one. The warmer months are upon us and what says Summer more than sweet strawberries and a refreshing light salad.

What’s in the salad? You guessed it- Strawberries and baby spinach image

Strawberry and baby spinach salad


1 x 250g punnet of strawberries sliced     1 x packet of baby spinach

1/2 cup vegetable oil                                       1/4 cup white wine vinegar

1/4 cup white sugar                                         1/4 teaspoon paprika

2 tablespoons sesame seeds                         1 tablespoon poppy seeds


1). Toss the baby spinach and strawberries together

2). Combine all the other ingredients in a separate bowl and whisk together.

3). Pour the dressing over the salad just before serving.


It’s a simple recipe with maximum impact. It is not your usual combination and it has beautiful colours (coincidentally Christmas colours!). The only downside is that it’s not a first date food, check your teeth for seeds before smiling at everyone.