Saturday, June 1, 2013

Spinach Strawberry Salad


I have made this twice and it is so fresh and delicious. And I love making fresh salad dressing. I found this recipe on a blog that I follow called What Megan's Making. She has a lot of wonderful recipes - check out her blog if you have a minute.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup rice vinegar

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

2 teaspoons poppy seeds

1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

pinch of salt

pinch of fresh ground pepper

3/4 cup canola oil

6 cups baby spinach leaves

2 cups of strawberries, hulled and sliced

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion

1/4 cups pecans - toasted and coarsely chopped

Directions:

In a small bowl whisk together the vinegar, sugar, poppy seeds, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Whisking constantly slowly add the canola oil and continue to whisk until the vinaigrette is well combined. Then transfer the vinaigrette to a mason jar with a lid.



In a large salad bowl add the spinach, strawberries, red onion and pecans. Give the mason jar a good shake and add 1/2 of the vinaigrette  to the salad and gently toss. Put the other half of the vinaigrette in the refrigerator. Serve the salad immediately.



The next time we have  a BBQ - I think that I am going to double this recipe.