Spinach contains both iron and vitamin C, so you get a healthy boost there, too!
STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD WITH FETA
4 cups spinach, torn if large
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 container strawberries, sliced
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped coarsely
4 ozs. feta or goat cheese (may not need all of it)
Put spinach in bowl. Whisk together oil, vinegar and pepper. Pour over spinach. Toss to combine, then add strawberries and nuts and toss again. Add feta and combine.
COUNTRY KITCHEN WISDOM
• Toast walnuts before chopping. Toast in 350 degree oven, turning a cou-ple of times, for 6-8 minutes or until they smell toasty and are barely golden.
• Be careful, nuts burn easily.
• Havarti or Monterrey Jack can be substituted for the feta or goat cheese.