Monday, April 27, 2015

Springtime Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing - Delicious!

As the local farmers market scene gets ready for another bountiful year, it is time to start getting creative and using that bounty in unique and wonderful ways. This Springtime Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is sure to be a hit with its blend of flavors and textures, and will leave your family and friends begging for more. A true spring and summer treat this salad delivers in a big way.

Springtime Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

1/4 cup Apple Cider Vinegar
1/2 cup Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup Sugar
1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds
2 teaspoons Finely Minced Onion
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 (16 ounce) Bag of Baby Spinach
1 cup Sliced Fresh Strawberries
1/4 cup Sliced Red Onion
1 (4 ounce) Package of Crumbled Blue Cheese
1/2 cup Roasted Almonds or Pecans or 1/4 cup of both


1.  Whisk vinegar, oil, sugar, poppy seeds, minced onion, worcestershire sauce and paprika in a bowl until the sugar has completely dissolved. Set aside.

2.  Layer in individual serving bowls a bed of spinach, sliced strawberries, sliced red onion, blue cheese and almonds or pecans. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve immediately. Enjoy!

This salad can be made ahead of time, just do not pour the dressing over the salad until ready to serve. This recipe makes about 6 servings. Enjoying the tastes of spring and summer have never been easier. This salad is fresh, full of flavor and is packed full of great healthy ingredients and nutrients. A great crowd pleaser, this salad won't disappoint. Enjoy!

Do you have a favorite springtime "go-to" salad recipe? Share it in the comments below and let us know what some of your favorites are. 

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