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Making the most of the season’s bounty

Renee Citsay is a mother living and working in Albert Lea, who enjoys cooking and making homemade ice cream.

We are all excited for spring. With spring and summer comes fresh produce and a need for healthy but delicious spring recipes.

With the beautiful, bright colors of the strawberries, blueberries and blackberries against the green spring mix in this recipe, it definitely puts a smile on my face.

This salad is very easy to prepare, including the poppyseed dressing.  I an excited to try some salad recipes from our family cookbook.

Strawberry Salad

Ingredients

1 bunch of spinach, rinsed

Spring mix lettuce (enough to feed 6 people)

10 large strawberries

1/4 cup blueberries

1/4 cup blackberries

1 large cooked chicken breast cut up in bite-size pieces

1 green onion

Poppy seed dressing

1/2 cup sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup white wine vinegar

1 cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Directions

In a large bowl add all the ingredients above for salad. Mix ingredients for dressing and toss to coat.