A deliciously healthy version of poppy seed dressing without all the added sugar. Easy to create your own variation with fresh seasonal ingredients or what you have on hand!
16 oz baby spinach
3 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
6 oz. bleu cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
1/2 cup Olive Us Gravenstein Apple White Balsamic Vinegar (or 6 Tbls Gravenstein Apple & 2 Tbls Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic)
1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
2-3 Tablespoons red onion, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon sea salt & 1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
1 cup Olive Us Persian Lime Olive Oil (or single varietal EVOO, lemon, etc.)
Put all dressing ingredients, except the olive oil, together in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. With blender running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl, toss together the salad ingredients, except the almonds. Add the dressing and almonds. Toss to mix and serve immediately.