Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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A Delightful,beautiful,healthy and refreshing salad especially when strawberries are in season.This salad can versatile by adding different variety of ingredients of your choice.Poppy seed dressing is so delicious that you can eat it with a spoon.You can also add this dressing to your fruit salad.

Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds, toasted.
  • Salad:
  • Spinach
  • Strawberries,sliced.
  • Feta,blue,or Gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • Other optional ingredients:
  • Walnuts,pecans,or hazelnuts toasted.
  • Fried onion pieces
  • bacon

Instructions

  1. To toast poppy seeds:
  2. Place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat,stirring constantly for about 2-4 minutes.
  3. Dressing:
  4. In a small bowl,whisk together buttermilk,sour cream,honey,lemon juice and poppy seeds.
  5. * Dressing can be made ahead and kept in a tight container for up to 4 days.
  6. Salad:
  7. Toss spinach and strawberries with dressing.Top with your choice of cheese and other optional ingredients.
  8. My personal favorite is blue cheese,hazelnuts and fried onion pieces.
  9. *Dressing adapted from Eating Well
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