Strawberry and Spinach Salad w/ Pistachios

Such a delightful salad. Who knew that pistachios would go so well with this combo. I decided to try it since I bought a huge bag from my local warehouse store.
Strawberry and Spinach salad
Strawberry and Spinach Salad w/ Pistachios
Serves 2
Here are the Ingredients:
  • 4 cups baby spinach, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup strawberries, topped and quartered
  • 1/4 cup roasted pistachios, shelled
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil, or olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1.5 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • small splash of Worcestershire
  • 1/2 tablespoon minced onion
Whisk together the last 7 ingredients. Slowly whisk in oil until well blended. Place in refrigerator until chilled. At least 30 minutes. Toss together strawberries, spinach, and pistachios with desired amount of dressing (around 4 tablespoons) and serve. If you want to add protein it’s very good with grilled chicken.

Strawberry Lemon Muffins

Farm fresh strawberries are abundant this time of year! This is a perfect way to make use of them.

Perfect no matter the size!

Strawberry Lemon Muffins
Here are the Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups (self-rising) flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, fresh squeezed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs, room temp beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup fresh strawberries, diced fine
Preheat oven 400 degrees
In a large bowl, combine flour and sugar and mix well and set aside. In a medium bowl combine sour cream, lemon zest, lemon juice, butter, and eggs until blended. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in sour cream mixture until all ingredients are mixed and moistened. Gently fold in strawberries into batter. Fill slightly greased muffin pans (12 total, or 8 and 12 mini muffins) 3/4 full and sprinkle with remainder 1/4 cup sugar. Bake for 18 minutes or until golden. Check center with toothpick. If clean remove from oven and allow to cool on wire rack. Enjoy with a smear of cream cheese.