It wasn’t until I sat down to write this post that I realized I should have taken a photo of myself laughing alone with this salad. “I am so empowered and STOKED! Salad will freeeeee meeeeeee.” Hilarious.
Really, though. This is a delicious salad. The strawberries are sweet. The spinach is wholesome. The almonds are crunchy. The dressing is incredibly well-rounded and full of unexpected, more-complex-than-the-usual flavor.
Just, for the love of gosh… Let’s eat other things, too. Do you feel me, or what?
Strawberry Spinach Salad
adapted from AllRecipes
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion
10 ounces fresh spinach – rinsed and dried
4 cups sliced strawberries (blueberries are delicious in this, also)
1/4 cup slivered almonds
We put all the dressing ingredients (everything but the spinach, strawberries and almonds) in a jar. Layered like the Earth! Complex.
Shake it up.
Pour over your salad just before serving.
Take it on a picnic and eat quickly. That shouldn’t be a problem.