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Strawberry Spinach Salad

by Market Manager

Vitamin-rich and delicious.

Preparation time: 15 minutes.

Ingredients

1 pint fresh strawberries
2 bunches fresh spinach
1/2 cup sugar
Green onion, minced
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
2 T toasted sesame seeds

Directions

  1. Wash strawberries, remove leaves and cores and set aside to drain.
  2. Wash spinach and tear out large stems. Tear into small pieces. Drain or pat dry and place in serving bowl.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients together.
  4. Slice strawberries into halves and add to spinach.
  5. Pour dressing on top, toss and serve.

    Makes 6 servings.

Mexican Strawberry Water (Agua de Fresa)

by Market Manager

Fruit waters, popular Mexican drinks, are made with crushed seasonal fruits. Try this strawberry recipe for a refreshing change of pace this summer!

Preparation time: Several hours.

Ingredients

4 cups strawberries
1 cup white sugar
8 cups cold water
1 lime
fresh mint

Directions

  1. Wash strawberries, remove leaves and cores and set aside to drain.
  2. Slice strawberries and mix with sugar and 1 cup of water in a bowl.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 4 hours.
  4. Remove from the refrigerator and pour into a blender. Blend til smooth.
  5. Strain mixture using a sieve; discard the pulp and seeds.
  6. Add the remaining water to the pureed strawberries and mix well.
  7. Chill for several hours or pour over ice and serve immediately.
  8. Garnish with lime slices or mint leaves.