Strawberry-Spinach Salad on a Stick

Whaaaat??? Salad on a stick?  How different is that?

Not only is this dish really pretty, but it’s quite tasty, too!  This is a great way to showcase all those beautiful strawberries that are so abundant in the stores right now, and since each person just grabs their own “kebab”, it’s also a perfect dish for this weekend’s 4th of July celebrations.  You can prepare the sticks ahead of time, put them in the fridge and just before serving, drizzle with the honey/balsamic dressing and sliced almonds.  You might even sprinkle a few blueberries around, to have your “red, white & blue”. :)

Strawberry-Spinach Salad on a Stick

Strawberry-Spinach Salad on a Stick

Printable Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 large container strawberries, washed, dried, & stems removed
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 bag baby spinach leaves, washed, dried & stems removed
  • wooden skewers,  (see note)

Pierce one strawberry onto a skewer and slide it down leaving about 3-4 inches at the end of the stick. This will be the handle.   Stack 3-4 spinach leaves, fold them over and pierce onto the stick.  Alternate with the remaining berries and spinach.  Lay the kebabs onto a serving platter.  (can be covered with Seran Wrap and refrigerated at this point).  When ready to serve, drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with almonds.

Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Whisk all ingredients together.

Note:  I was only able to find wooden skewers that were about a foot long at the grocery store, so I just cut them to about 8 inches.  I used 3 strawberries per stick.

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7 Responses

  1. This looks so awesome, I am making this today. I actually had a ready made balsamic vinegarette dressing so I will just use it… so easy… and I am going to do some blueberries as it is July 4th!!!

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  5. I love this idea, Liz! Great job :)

  6. I like the blueberry idea for 4th of July weekend!

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