It’s amazing what you can do with 3 simple ingredients: Onion, Strawberries, and Spinach!
I love strawberries and I especially love this salad! The key to caramelized onions is time. They need about 15-20 minutes to cook down, but the pot does all the work. 🙂
Strawberry Spinach Salad (2-3 servings)
- Bag of Spinach leaves
- 1 large sweet onion
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- fresh parmesan for garnish
- 1-1/2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Trader Joes garlic naan flat bread (optional)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- Freshly shaved Parmesan
First, slice down your onion. In a pot heat up a tablespoon of butter. Add in the onion on medium heat. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and a 1/2 teaspoon of sugar over top – stir.
Keep a close watch on these so they don’t burn. Cook for about 10 minutes stirring every couple of minutes – than turn the heat down to medium low for another 5-10 minutes until they are a beautiful golden brown.
Now while those are caramelizing and smelling AMAZING slice down your strawberries long ways and prepare a bed of spinach leaves on each plate.
For the vinaigrette, vigorously whisk the olive oil and balsamic together until it combines.
I love the garlic naan bread from Trader Joes. It’s in the frozen food section near the Indian food. All you have to do is pop 1 in the oven for each person at 350 degrees for about 5-7 minutes – then butter. 🙂
Once the onions are done place some over the bed of spinach. Add the sliced strawberries and spoon over the vinaigrette. (You may have to whisk right before). Using a peeler create ribbons with the parmesan cheese.
Slice the buttered bread into 4 pieces and place around the outside of the salad.
Then Serve! The sweet onions pair wonderfully with the fresh bites of strawberry. I hope you enjoy this special Spring salad – perfect for lunch or as a light dinner. 😉