Fresh Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing!
This afternoon I threw together a fresh spinach salad for lunch. I love spinach. In fact, when I was a little girl I ate so much of it my family would often refer to me as Popeye. I thought if I ate enough spinach I could be as strong as Popeye which would have been very cool. Instead I remained a skinny little tomboy with lots of bruises from being so active.
To this day, I often crave spinach, as I did this afternoon for lunch. So I made this refreshing salad with fresh berries that I had leftover from Mother’s Day.
Fresh Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Ingredients for Dressing:
1/4 cup rice vinegar (not rice wine vinegar)
2 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp poppy seeds
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
salt and pepper to taste
3/4 cup canola oil
6 cups baby spinach leaves
2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 cup toasted almonds
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sugar, poppy seeds, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Whisk while slowly adding in the canola oil until the vinaigrette is well combined.
In a large bowl, toss together the spinach, strawberries, onion slices, peppers and almonds. Add a portion of the vinaigrette and toss gently. Taste and adjust by adding more vinaigrette if needed. Serve immediately.
Enjoy this light and nutritious salad!
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