Tetley Strawberry Spinach Salad with Mojito Tea Vinaigrette

Tetley’s Mojito Mint Lime Herbal Tea adds a punch of flavour to your vinaigrette. Even better, it reduces the amount of oil needed, thereby trimming the total fat content of your dressing. What a delicious way to eat your dark leafy greens!

Tetley Strawberry Spinach Salad with Mojito Tea Vinaigrette


  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) - boiling water
  • 2 bags - Tetley Mojito Mint Lime Herbal Tea
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) - each lime juice and honey
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) - white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) - minced fresh ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) - each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) - canola oil
  • 10 cups (2.5 L) - baby spinach leaves
  • 3 cups (750 mL) - sliced strawberries
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) - thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) - lightly packed fresh mint leaves (optional)
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) - toasted sliced almonds


  1. Pour the boiling water over the teabags; steep for 5 minutes. Squeeze the teabags well before removing; discard.
  2. Whisk the tea with the lime juice, honey, vinegar, ginger, salt and pepper; whisk in the oil until combined. (Dressing can be prepared and reserved, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.)
  3. Toss the spinach with strawberries, onion, mint (if using) and dressing until well coated. Sprinkle with almonds just before serving. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

Tetley Tips:

  • Try substituting the Tetley Cosmo Cranberry Orange Herbal tea for the Mojito Mint and use dried cranberries and fresh orange segments in the salad instead of strawberries.
  • To toast the almonds, spread out in a dry skillet set over medium-low heat; stir occasionally until golden and fragrant.

Per serving (1/6th recipe): 184 calories, 11 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 264 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrates, 4 g fibre, 11 g sugars, 3 g protein. Excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C.