Spinach Watermelon Strawberry Salad – So Summery!

This sudden spring-summery-hot weather makes me feel like a kid again. I’m longing to play hopscotch, jump rope, whirl a hula hoop, throw a ball against a wall and chalk-draw on the sidewalk. I’m picturing peddle-boating, row-boating or sitting calmly in the bow of a canoe, staring at waterlilies, looking out for frogs and minnows, dragging my fingers through the still water and listening to the birds cutting through the silence.

I’ll have to settle for summery salad until I can beg, borrow or steal a grandchild to bring me back to those old pastimes. Perhaps a sojourn in the country will transport me back to those easy-breezy days. I’ll bring the Spinach Watermelon Strawberry Salad.

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Spinach Watermelon Strawberry Salad Ingredients

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Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients

Healthy Salad Recipe

Assemble spinach, cucumber, onion, strawberries, watermelon and radicchio. Garnish with almonds and mint leaf chiffonade. Combine dressing ingredients. Serve the dressing on the side or pour over a large bowl of gently tossed salad ingredients.

The dressing is perfect–tart and sweet. The juicy watermelon makes dinner taste like dessert.

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    • says

      I’m a patient woman.
      I figure that you get to be a kid once for real, twice when you have kids, the third time when you’re a grandparent and hopefully you can escape the final go around of reverting to being like a kid again in your golden years.

  1. Anonymous says

    This looks delicious. I would like to serve it tomorrow night, but where do I get fruity tasting olive oil

    • says

      Hi Dorothy!
      Try Jean Talon or Atwater Market. They both have gourmet stores with many types of olive oil. Or you can ask at a gourmet store in your area.
      I used a good bottle of olive oil that I’m working my way through in all my recipes lately and it was perfect.
      This salad was delicious! I made it twice in 1 week. Enjoy!

  2. Sonia says

    This looks so yummylicious and so refreshing. Can’t wait to try this one! Holly, have you thought of putting a cookbook together? I wouldn’t mind being a taste-tester:)

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