Its summer time everywhere although in California the weather is pleasant and there is still a chill in the air. One of the ways to beat the heat is to eating a cool, refreshing salad. What better way to make this than picking up fresh produce from the farmers market. The cool thing about shopping at the farmers market is they give handouts of recipes based on the produce of the season. I picked up this recipe and the ingredients along with what goes into the salad and added few ingredients of my own and the result was a very delicious salad!
3-4 packed cups of baby spinach (washed and dried)
8-10 strawberries, cut into quarters
Handful of mint leaves, chopped finely
2-3 tablespoons toasted and slivered almonds
1 handful of raisins
1 tbsp honey
Juice of 1 lime/lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Salt to taste
Whisk together the olive oil, honey, lime juice, salt and pepper. Taste to make sure the dressing has the right amount of salt and pepper. In a big salad bowl, add the spinach, mint leaves, strawberries, almonds and raisins. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well. Add Parmesan shavings for garnish. I didn’t have any at home and so I left it out. Serve the salad immediately.