An easy strawberry spinach salad with a zesty poppy seed dressing and crunchy toasted pecans or candied walnuts.
Prep Time 10 minutesminutes
Total Time 5 minutesminutes
1cstrawberries-sliced or quartered
1cwalnuts-toasted or candied
2ozhoney goat cheese(optional)
For The Strawberry Dressing
1/4cextra virgin olive oil
zest from 1 organic lemon
3tbswild raw honey
1/4tspsea salt + more to taste
freshly cracked black pepper to taste
To make the salad dressing: puree the strawberries with the the olive oil, lemon juice and vanilla extract in the food processor. Transfer to the salad bowl and whisk in the honey, lemon zest and poppy seeds. Season with the sea salt, pepper and paprika.
Add the spinach and sliced strawberries on top of the dressing and give it a gentle toss to coat just before serving.
Serve sprinkled with the walnuts and goat cheese on top.