Looking for something fast, different and light to eat to give you slight relief from the heat? Try this simple but delicious fruit salad from Batter Splattered that will definitely have you saying “what heat?” well ok, maybe this is a bit extreme… but it will at least have you reaching for seconds! 

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Makes 5 two-cup servings

Dressing ingredients:

1/3 cup pomegranate or pomegranate-cherry juice

2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil

2 Tablespoons of olive oil

3 Tablespoons cider vinegar

2 Tablespoons sugar

Large pinch of red pepper flakes

Pinch of salt

Salad ingredients:

1 bag (9 oz.) spinach leaves

1/2 c red onion, thinly-sliced

2 c strawberries, sliced

2 – 4 oz. slivered almonds

Combine dressing ingredients in a jar, secure lid, and shake vigorously until well-blended. If you’re having a salad right this minute, toss a little of everything together and dig in.

If you’re doing the take-along thing, divide everything by five. Toss spinach, onions, strawberries, and almonds into large plastic containers. Pour equal portions of dressing in small plastic containers.

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