“During summer time, it seems like people eat more salad. Perhaps because of the freshness of the produce or the weather is getting warmer and light meals are often requested. It doesn’t matter…what does matter is eating salad is healthy!”
This is how I start my video and the reason why I wanted to write it again is because to me eating a little salad every day helps the body to function properly. Of course, I’m sure there’s no need to mention that you need to wash your produce including the organic ones with a natural “Fruit & Veggie Soak”. I don’t need pesticides, wax, dirt, soil or other unwanted flavors in my salad…!
In general and I say “general” because I was shocked once with a girlfriend of mine back in Toronto who didn’t enjoy a salad with fruits in it…so in general we like some sort of fruits in salads. Of course I don’t want to eat a fruit salad unless it’s for dessert but sometimes it helps to make things interesting such as in the recipe I’m about to share with you.
We eat a lot of salad and it’s nice to add a twist to it. I like to think outside of the box and this is one of them. My perfect bite is a little bit of spinach with a strawberry slice and a small piece of goat cheese….now that’s a little bit of heaven! The mix of sweetness with a little bit of tart and spicy makes this Strawberry Salad a summer favorite.
- 1 tbsp. sesame seeds
- 2 tbsp. white vinegar
- 2 tbsp. champagne vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
- 1/4 tsp. mild paprika
- 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tbsp. red onion, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
- 1/4 cup slivered almonds
- 1 cup strawberries, washed
- 3 cups baby spinach leaves, washed and dried
- 2 tbsp. goat cheese, crumbled, or more to taste
FOOTNOTE: Pour just enough amount of dressing over the salad and keep the dressing in an airtight container in the fridge.