Strawberry-Spinach Salad with Champagne Dressing

  • Serves: Serves 4; 1 1/4 cups per serving
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes


Serve this vibrantly colored dish with dinner on a very special occasion.


3 tablespoons brut champagne, champagne vinegar, or white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon strawberry spreadable fruit or reduced-sugar preserves
1 teaspoon canola or corn oil
5 cups rinsed and trimmed fresh spinach
2 cups halved fresh strawberries, hulled
1/4 cup sliced unsalted, dry-roasted almonds

Cooking Instructions

Tear spinach into bite-size pieces. Place in a large salad bowl and add strawberries. Shake dressing, pour over spinach mixture, and toss to coat. Sprinkle with almonds.
Cook’s Tip: If you have the time to toast the sliced almonds, place them on a baking sheet in a single layer and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring once. This will give them an even nuttier taste and more crunch.

Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
4.5 g
Saturated Fat
0.5 g
Trans Fat
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat
2.5 g
32 mg
11 g
3 g
6 g
3 g

Dietary Exchanges

1/2 fruit, 1 fat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from the American Heart Association Quick & Easy Cookbook, Copyright © 2001 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.