Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Strawberry Spinach Salad
Enjoy this simple salad during strawberry season.  If you like feta or blue cheese, it is a great addition to this recipe as well.  If you decide to do that, add only 2-4 tablespoons so to not overpower the other flavors.

Strawberry Spinach Salad
Serves 4

  • 2 T sesame seeds
  • 1 T poppy seeds
  • 1/3 C maple syrup
  • ½ C olive oil
  • ¼ C white vinegar
  • ¼ t paprika
  • ¼ t Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 T minced onion
  • 10 oz. fresh spinach
  • 4 C fresh strawberries, cleaned, hulled & sliced
  • ¼ C chopped almonds, toasted

  1. Using a stick or regular blender, blend maple syrup, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion.  Whisk in sesame seeds and poppy seeds.  Cover, and chill for at least one hour.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Serve immediately after dressing.

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