Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

I give up....no winter for us this year. Spring seems to have set in. And, it is influencing my cooking. Yesterday I made these salads which were a big hit. They are easy and really delicious.

First I placed some spring greens lettuce on the plate and then topped it with a heaping handful of spinach. Then I added some of the sliced beets I recently pickled and some of the pickled hard boiled eggs sliced thin.

Add thinly sliced radishes, strawberries and red onions. I also sliced up some of my oven roasted tomatoes and sprinkled them over the top.

Crumble on some feta cheese and drizzle with poppy seed dressing

Doesn't this look pretty?

Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe:

1/3 C. white vinegar
1/2 C. sugar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 large green onion
1/2 C. vegetable oil
1 tsp. poppy seeds

In a food processor or blender, place the first 5 ingredients and pulse to blend. With the motor running, slowly pour the oil into the mix until it thickens. Pour into a pitcher and stir in 2 tsp. of poppy seeds.