Spinach Salad w/ Strawberries, Pine Nuts & Champagne Vinaigrette

This easy salad to prepare is sure to impress your dinner guests. For variety, use half spinach leaves and half arugula for a peppery version.

Spinach Salad w/ Strawberries, Pine Nuts & Champagne Vinaigrette


Quantity Ingredients
¼ cup / 50 ml pine nuts
8 cups /2 L baby spinach
2 cups / 500 ml sliced strawberries
¼ cup / 50 ml thinly sliced red onion
2 tbsp / 25 ml extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp / 25 ml champagne vinegar
4 tsp / 20 ml honey
½ tsp / 2 ml grainy Dijon mustard


Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Arrange pine nuts on a baking sheet; bake for 5 to 7 minutes, or until pine nuts are light golden brown and fragrant. Remove from heat, set aside to cool.

In a large salad bowl, toss together spinach, strawberries and red onion.

In a small mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey and Dijon. 

Sprinkle toasted pine nuts over salad; drizzle with vinaigrette, serve immediately.

Serves 4.

Tip:  Champagne vinegar is a light and mild vinegar that works well when paired with fresh fruit.  If you don’t have champagne vinegar, substitute an equal amount of white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

Nutrition per 1- ½ cups (325 ml) salad and 1-½ tbsp (22 ml) dressing: 110 cal, 2.4 g pro, 8 g total fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 g carb,1. 2 g fibre, 0 mg chol, 97 mg sodium

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.5 cups salad with 1.5 tsbp. dressing
Calories 110
Cholesterol 0
Carbohydrates 10
Fiber 2
Protein 2.4
Fat 8
Saturated Fat 1
Trans Fat 0
Sodium 97

Source: Leslie Beck's Healthy Kitchen