This easy-to-make salad is tossed with a homemade honey-sweetened dressing that is so good! Although this is a spinach salad, you can substitute your favorite mixed salad greens for the spinach if you like. It’s a good and healthy way to enjoy fresh strawberries in the summertime! Make sure you wait until just before serving before you toss your greens with the dressing to prevent your greens from wilting. This recipe makes about 8 servings.
- 3/4 cup olive oil or canola oil
- 1/2 cup honey
- 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
- 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. dry mustard
- 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
- 10 well-packed cups baby spinach or mixed salad greens (or you can use some of both)
- 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts (or you can substitute chopped pecans)
- 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries
In small bowl, whisk together the oil, honey, poppy seeds, garlic powder, dry mustard, and vinegar; refrigerate until chilled. In large salad bowl, place the baby spinach or mixed salad greens. Right before serving, add the chilled dressing and toss with the greens. If you are serving this in a big salad bowl, sprinkle all of the sliced strawberries over the greens and then sprinkle on the chopped walnuts. Or, you can divide the salad greens (already tossed with the dressing) onto individual serving plates and sprinkle each individual serving with the sliced strawberries and chopped walnuts.
If you want to make a smaller salad, just halve the recipe; that should give you about 4 servings.