I don’t know about y’all, but with the weather warming up, I like to have some lighter meals on our menu. Salads in one form or another, tends to be one of my “go-to” meals because they’re light, they tend to be easy, and they are limitless!
If given the choice of a lettuce vs. spinach based salad, I will pick spinach every single time. It is one of my absolute favorite things to cook with! Ok, so technically, I’m not cooking the spinach here – but humor me a bit! I love that this salad has sweet and savory …. crunchy and soft … creamy and salty – its got it all! And the best part? The strawberries are perfect this time of year! One of my favorite things about spring is the fresh strawberries and spinach.
My kiddos love this salad just as much as I do – and truthfully, what’s not to love? If you’re in more of an orange mood …. or banana mood …. or blueberry mood ….. or *insert favorite fruit here* mood – by all means, switch it up! Strawberry and kiwi is a tasty version … try strawberry and banana … mango and pineapple – whatever floats your boat. You just can’t go wrong! If you like almonds, walnuts or pistachios ….. use them instead!
I didn’t really specify any amounts for this recipe, because I believe it’s more of a personal preference sort of thing. Feel free to experiment! 🙂
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Poppy Seed Dressing
For the salad:
Strawberries, hulled and sliced
Feta Cheese, crumbled
Bacon, cooked and crumbled
Pecans, lightly toasted
For the dressing:
2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
1 tbsp. poppy seeds
¼ cup sugar
½ cup olive oil
¼ cup balsamic vinegar
¼ tsp. paprika
¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. minced onion
Place the desired amount of each salad ingredient on a plate in the order given. In a food processor or blender, combine all of the dressing ingredients until thoroughly blended – about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Drizzle the desired amount of the dressing over the salad. Enjoy!
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