Roasted Strawberry Spinach Salad

Roasted Strawberry Spinach Salad

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Recipe Rating: 3.36089
Serves 4
Roasting strawberries highlights their natural sweetness and extras are excellent as a topping for oatmeal the next morning. Wheat berries add a nice chewy texture to the salad, but feel free to mix and match with your favorite grains like quinoa or couscous.
Ingredients: 
  • 3 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced, divided
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Champagne vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups cooked wheat berries (see Learn to Cook: Whole Grains)
Method: 
Preheat the oven to 200°F. Place 2 cups strawberries in a baking dish. Roast until soft and juicy, about 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, to make the dressing, combine remaining 1 cup fresh strawberries, vinegar and pepper in a blender. Cover and blend at top speed until berries are fully combined and smooth, about 1 minute, scraping down the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula.   

In a large bowl, combine baby spinach, wheat berries and roasted strawberries. Pour any roasting juices from strawberries onto the salad. Add the dressing and toss to combine. Garnish with almonds.
Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 260 calories (40 from fat), 4g total fat, 40mg sodium, 49g carbohydrates, (9 g dietary fiber, 9g sugar), 10g protein.
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