Saturday, March 22, 2014

Salad With a Lot of Stuff In It

I like my salads loaded. Don't you? Well, if you don't, then this salad is not for you!

Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing



6 cups fresh baby spinach
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced or quartered
1-2 avocados
4 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola or blue cheese
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
Half a small red onion, thinly sliced

Poppy Seed Dressing:

1/2 cup oil (olive oil, canola oil, avocado oil, etc.)
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/8-1/4 teaspoon ground dry mustard
Salt and pepper, to taste


To make the salad:

Toss all ingredients together with your desired amount of dressing until well combined. Serve immediately.

To make the dressing:

Whisk all ingredients together until well combined.

Source: We found this originally on Facebook. It came from a site called "Gimme Some Oven." You can find it here.

Notes: I would err on the side of going light with the blue cheese because it can be such an overpowering flavor. You can maybe even offer it as a topping that each individual can sprinkle onto their salad. However, this salad was great. Nice and packed with a lot of yummy stuff, just the way I like it!

1 comment:

  1. I used gorgonzola for a salad at the museum. It has the blue cheese taste, but is a little more mild. This may be my go to cheese in the future.