The peak of the strawberry season is early June and if you haven’t tasted this year’s crop yet – they are delicious! Did you know strawberries are the first fruit to ripen in the spring and the only fruit with seeds on the outside? The average strawberry has about 200 tiny seeds!
There are so many great ways to enjoy strawberries but we especially love this recipe for Strawberry-Spinach Salad
Ingredients• 6 cups spinach (torn into bite sized pieces) • 1 cup sliced strawberries • 1/3 cup sliced green onions • 1 can (11 oz) mandarin orange segments (drained) • ¼ cup pine nuts (toasted)
• 1/8 cup orange juice • 1/8 cup honey • 1 Tbsp oil • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
In large bowl, combine spinach, strawberries, onions, oranges and pine nuts.
Prepare honey-orange dressing: Combine orange juice, honey, oil and mustard in tightly covered container and shake until well mixed. Toss salad with dressing right before serving.