Strawberry Salad with Sesame-Poppy-Seed Dressing

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I've made this for years and each time I have it, I've wondered whether I wouldn't just prefer to throw some greens, strawberries, blue cheese and walnuts into a bowl and eat that instead.  

The dressing is nice, though, and it gives us a little variety in our salad-every-night-for-dinner life, so I continue to occasionally fix it when we're in the mood for something different.


What You Need

1/8 cup honey

1/2 cup cider vinegar (we use literally gallons of this stuff - it's the best!)

1 Tablespoon minced red onion

1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup olive oil

1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds

2 Tablespoons poppy seeds

What You Do

1.  Pulse the first 5 ingredients in your Ninja (What did we do without this? Get yours here) until smooth.

2.  Add oil and blend until smooth.

3.  Stir in seeds and refrigerate overnight ‐ so flavors meld.


What You Need

12 ounces baby spinach (or other greens of choice)

2 pints fresh strawberries

1/2 a sliced red onion

What You Do

1.  Combine salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss with 1/2 cup of the dressing just before serving.

2.  Serve with remaining dressing and any other desired toppings. 

This salad is easy to play with - you can easily add things like fresh broccoli, bacon, and snap peas, or pecans.  If you make it, let me know what you add in.  Comment here or email me at lisahealy (at) outlook (dot) com.

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