April is #berrylove month!
The strawberries at Whole Foods have been looking better and better, though they recently hung a sign indicating that California had some bad weather which will affect the organic strawberry crop that they are selling in our store. But this week, we had some great looking strawberries so I grabbed a box!
Introducing: Spring Berry Salad, for one!
This might look like a simple salad, but the secret (or yummy taste) lies in the sauce! :)
Dressing (or sauce):
1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 t Pinot Vinegar
1 Berry mashed to a liquid
Gently mix all "dressing" ingredients and let sit.
Next, onto to the salad!
2 cups organic spinach, washed and gently patted dry (I cannot wait until my garden spinach is ready!)
5 berries washed and cut to preferred size
1 t organic vegetarian parm cheese
Arrange non-liquid ingredients into your bowl, then drizzle with your yummy homemade dressing. If the natural sweetness of the dressing is not sweet enough, add a small pinch of organic sugar!
You can double and triple the dressing recipe to use over multiple days, however remember that EVOO tends to solidify when cool. Just take the dressing out of the fridge a few minutes prior to making your salad!
Here is a listing of all the wonderful co-hosts this month! Please be sure to visit their sites! They are ALL amazing!
A little bit of everything ~ Roxana GreenGirl ~ @RoxanaGreenGirl
Baker Street ~ Anuradha ~ @bakerstreet29
Baking and Cooking, A Tale of Two Loves ~ Becky Higgins
BigFatBaker ~ Erin Meyer ~ @bigfatbaker
Bon à croquer ~ Valerie ~ @valouth
Cake Duchess ~ Lora ~ @cakeduchess
Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Elephant Eats ~ Amy
GeorgieCakes ~Georgie~ @Georgiecakes Hobby And More ~ Richa ~ @betit19
Java Cupcake ~ Betsy Eves ~ @JavaCupcake
Mis Pensamientos ~ Junia ~ @juniakk
No One Likes Crumbley Cookies ~ T.R. ~ @TRCrumbley
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Queen's Notebook ~ Elizabeth Quirino ~ @Mango_Queen
Rico sin Azúcar ~ Helena ~ @ricosinazucar
Simply Reem ~ Reem ~ @Simplyreem
Soni's Food for Thought ~ Soni ~ @sonisfood
Teaspoon of Spice ~ Deanna Segrave-Daly ~ @tspbasil
That Skinny Chick Can Bake!!! ~ Liz ~ @thatskinnychick
The Art of Cooking Real Food ~ Laura ~ @TAofCRF
The Wimpy Vegetarian ~ Susan ~ @wimpyvegetarian
Vegan Yack Attack ~ Jackie S. ~ @veganyackattack
Vegetarian Mamma ~ Cindy ~ @vegetarianmamma