Tetley Strawberry Spinach Salad with Mojito Tea Vinaigrette
Strawberry Spinach Salad

Tetley's Mojito tea adds flavour and reduces the amount of oil needed in the vinaigrette for this Strawberry Spinach salad. A delicious way to get you

Ingredients

  • 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

 

  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Difficulty: Low

Directions

  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.

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