Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Jennifer S.
9 ounces spinach leaves package, washed and trimmed
2 cups strawberries sliced
1/2 cup almonds slivered
1/4 cup red onion thinly sliced
1 cup blueberries washed
You could also add:
Diced tomato
Sliced cucumber
Feta cheese
Shredded carrots
What ever fruit or veggies sound good to you.
Add diced, grilled chicken to add protein or to make it a "main course" salad.

1/2 teaspoon orange zest minced
2/3 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
2 ounces pectin, unsweetened, dry mix (2 tablespoons)
1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds

Arrange first 5 ingredients (with additional fruits and veggies too) in a salad bowl and refrigerate.
For dressing combine zest, juice, honey, pectin and poppy seeds in blender jar.
Process til smooth (seeds will not get ground up) and pour into jar or Tupperware.
Chill for 2 hours before dressing salad.
Toss with half the dressing and serve, set out other half to use if needed.

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