Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Servings: 6-8

1 or 2 bags baby spinach
1 qt. strawberries, washed & cut up
1/4 C. slivered almonds
1/2 Tbs. butter or EVOO
2 tsp. sesame seeds
1/4 C. apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1/2 C. lite or extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. honey
3 Tbs. sugar (or 1 pkt Splenda)

In pan heat butter and cook almonds for 2 minutes, add sesame seeds and toast for a minute more. Add to vinegar and oil, then mix in the sugar and honey. (you can make dressing a day before and store at room temp.) When ready to serve, place spinach and strawberries in a large bowl and mix up. 5 minutes before serving add the dressing and toss well. You can also add blueberries or raspberries if you want.

~ Val "Awesome summer taste. . . really light!"