Spring Pairing

Clothing: Flowy pastel tops with light jackets

Produce: Fresh strawberries, asparagus, and spinach

Recipe: Strawberry spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Spring is a time of renewal, and the clothing choices often reflect this with light, flowy tops in pastel colors paired with stylish light jackets for the occasional chill. In terms of produce, spring brings an abundance of fresh and vibrant ingredients such as strawberries, asparagus, and spinach, which are perfect for creating light and refreshing dishes that celebrate the season's arrival.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette


- 6 cups fresh baby spinach

- 1 ½ cups sliced fresh strawberries

- ½ cup crumbled feta cheese

- ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted

- For the balsamic vinaigrette:

  - ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  - 2 tablespoons honey

  - 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  - ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

  - Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, combine the fresh baby spinach, sliced strawberries, crumbled feta cheese, and toasted sliced almonds.
  1. In a separate bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify the vinaigrette. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over the salad and toss gently to coat the ingredients evenly.
  1. Divide the strawberry spinach salad onto plates and serve as a light and refreshing dish.

This strawberry spinach salad with balsamic vinaigrette perfectly captures the essence of spring with its fresh, vibrant flavors and colorful presentation. Paired with flowy pastel tops and light jackets, this recipe creates a harmonious connection between fashion and food, offering customers an opportunity to embrace the seasonal spirit in both their wardrobe and their culinary choices.