Monday, March 19, 2012

Strawberry Mango Salad

You know spring is around the corner when you start to spot stawberries at the market. For a super healthy and delicious spring recipe why not try a Strawberry-Mango-Spinach salad:

2 tbsp pine nuts
30oz baby spinach leaves
(1 oz)peeled and diced red onion
1 small ripe mango, peeled and chopped
5 strawberries, skinned and diced
2 tbsp dried cranberries

3 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp caster sugar

1.) Heat a dry frying pan and add the pine nuts.
2.) Toast them for around two minutes, stirring continuously until golden. Watch out that they don't burn.
3.) Combine the baby spinach leaves, red onion, mango, strawberries, and dried cranberries in a bowl.
4.) In another bowl, combine three tablespoons of vegetable oil, a tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, and a tablespoon of caster sugar.
5.) Add seasoning to taste.
6.) Whisk vigorously until the dressing is blended.
7.) Toss the salad with the dressing.
8.) To finish, sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the top for some added nutrition.

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