Awe…. summer is wonderful isn’t it? Yes I know that it isn’t technically summer yet but it’s close enough. It is time for back yard barbecues, get togethers and just being able to enjoy some time outside!
With all the warm weather and gatherings that come with summer, I am always looking for easy yet special dishes to make. This salad is so simple yet elegant and delicious all at the same time.
Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing (Nut Free Option/ Dairy Free/ Paleo/ Gluten Free/ Vegan)
Poppy Seed Dressing:
1/4 c. olive oil
1/4 c. raw apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. maple syrup (or honey for non-vegan)
2 tsp. poppy seeds
Mix all dressing ingredients together. Set aside. Can be made and stored in the fridge for up to two weeks. Stir just before use.
2 c. spinach (ripped up if leaves are larger)
1 c. strawberries (sliced)
1/3 c. walnuts (chopped)(for nut-free use sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds)
1/3 c. red onion (diced and optional)
Mix salad makings together in a bowl. Top with dressing. Enjoy!
This salad is so delicious that my husband even loves it! He is really not much of a salad person. I can make this and he’d eat it every night!