This salad is a favorite with my kids and I have often been asked to bring again to potlucks. Feel free to change up some of the ingredients to match your tastes or what you have on hand.

One cup of strawberries has 113% of your DRI of vitamin C and 28% RDI of manganese. Spinach is rich in water and fat-soluble vitamins and minerals in addition to many other phytonutrients. It is also an important source of folate. One cup of spinach has 987% RDI of vitamin K, 105% RDI of vitamin A and the list continues. It is a great choice for many salads and pairs well with fruits.



1 large container of spinach (or other greens as you like)

½ of a red onion, chopped

1 pint of strawberries, cut up (or other berries)

¼ – ½ cup of pecans, chopped (or other nut)


¼ cup apple cider vinegar

¼ cup sweetener (sugar, coconut sugar, honey, etc)

½ cup extra virgin olive oil

½ tea sea salt

½ tea dry mustard

1 Tbl water



Prepare the salad by combining the first four ingredients in a large bowl. You can change up the greens and the fruit if you like.


Prepare the dressing by mixing the rest of the ingredients together in a jar. Shake to mix then drizzle onto the salad just before serving.