Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberries are finally here and this spinach and strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing is a great way to enjoy them.



The salad --

6 cups baby spinach
1 or 2 large ripe avocados , chopped
1/2 cup red onion chopped and rinsed under cold water
a handful of honey roasted almonds - you can use whatever nuts you like
2 cups strawberries - halved or quartered - depends on the size of the berry
4 tbsp feta - crumbled

Poppy seed dressing
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp mustard powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 shallot grated on a microplane
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1/2 cup vegetable oil



Poppy seed dressing
Combine all ingredients except the oil. Stir to combine. You want the sugar mostly dissolved in the vinegar.
Drizzle the oil in while stirring.
Let the dressing sit for a while to let the poppy seeds hydrate.

The salad
Combine the salad ingredients and toss with about half the dressing. Taste and adjust the dressing to suit your palate. I like a bit more than half. You may like more.

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