Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Another delicious salad recipe. The dressing makes this salad amazing. It is similar to the dressing used on the festive salad below, but this one has a stronger lemony flavor that goes perfectly with the strawberries.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
1 10-oz. bag fresh baby spinach
1/2-1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 medium cucumber, seeded and sliced (you can peel it first if you want)
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 c. sliced almonds, toasted
2-3 large lemons (use as needed–you’ll need 1/3 c. juice and 1 tsp. zest)
1/4 c. rice wine vinegar
1/4 c. canola oil
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. poppy seeds
1 tsp. grated onion
1 clove finely pressed garlic
Using a Microplane or other fine grater, grate 1 tsp. lemon rind off the lemons. Grate 1 tsp. onion. Add remaining ingredients. Place in a small container with a lid and shake or use a small chopper to blend everything together. If possible, refrigerate at least an hour before serving. Shake well before serving.
*Optional: Grilled, sliced chicken breasts.
*Optional: Avocado (I added this to mine and it was delicious).
Recipe from Our Best Bites.