From The TeamingUp Kitchen: Spinach And Goat Cheese Salad With Strawberry Dressing

Time: 10 min    Yields: 4   Calories: 211



The vibrant strawberry dressing sweetened with a touch of honey is what makes this salad uniquely delicious. Serve it as a first course for any springtime meal, or top it with grilled salmon fillets or chicken breasts to make a main dish. (Be sure to talk to your diabetes healthcare team if you are considering making changes to your meal plan.)


  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 (1-pound) container fresh strawberries
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 cups loosely packed baby spinach
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled


  1. To toast the almonds, preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the almonds in a small baking pan and bake, stirring once, until lightly toasted, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  2. To make the dressing, coarsely chop 3 or 4 of the strawberries to get 3/4 cup chopped berries. Place chopped berries, oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a food processor and puree.
  3. Cut the remaining strawberries into quarters. Place the spinach in a large bowl. Add 1/4 cup of the dressing and toss gently to coat. Divide the spinach among four plates. Top evenly with the quartered strawberries, goat cheese, and almonds. Pass the remaining dressing at the table.

per serving

Nutritional Facts

Each Serving 
(1 salad)
Carbohydrate Choices: 1
Food Choices: 1 medium-fat protein, 1/2 fruit, 1 non-starchy vegetable, 1 fat

Total Fat   13g
Saturated Fat  5g
Cholesterol  20mg
Sodium  206mg
Total Carbohydrate 16g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Total Sugar 0mg
Protein  10g