This week we chose a seasonally-appropriate recipe from Jeanette Chen (Jeanette’s Healthy Living) . . . “With fresh strawberries coming into season (Walter Stewart’s had its first delivery of native Strawberries from Pell this week and will continue to receive deliveries of CT Strawberries throughout June), I immediately thought of making a traditional Spinach Strawberry Salad with a Poppy Seed Dressing. I first had this salad a number of years ago and was instantly hooked. This is an easy salad to make for a crowd as there are just a few ingredients in the salad itself. (Walter Stewart’s just received a fresh delivery of Local CT Bunched Spinach from Cecarelli Farm in Northford).
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
8 large handfuls of baby spinach, washed
2 pints fresh strawberries, halved
1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup raspberry, apple cider or rice vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 teaspoon minced onion
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Toss Salad ingredients together in a large salad bowl.
Whisk together Dressing ingredients. Drizzle lightly over salad just before serving.
Jeanette Chen, a resident of New Canaan for 20 years, is the busy mom of 4 boys and author of a popular health and wellness food blog, Jeanette’s Healthy Living. She was recently nominated for Best Health Blog by Healthline and is always looking for ways to make healthier meals for her family and friends.