May 16, 2018

Recipe of the Week – Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Spring salads are my favourite!  I love going out to the garden, harvesting some greens and making a salad with a lovely vinaigrette.  Spinach is also an amazing crop to grow – it is so versatile and these nutritious greens love this cool spring weather.  In the spirit of spring, and the fact that the greens are growing so nicely, we thought this week we would share a spring salad recipe!  This recipe is from the kitchen of my sister-in-law.  She makes this delicious salad – and it’s always a hit at family gatherings!  It is also so simple to make!  We hope you enjoy!


3/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp of sugar
2 Tbsp honey
2 Tbsp each of poppy seeds, sesame seeds and chives
Dash of salt and pepper
Fresh cut spinach
Freshly sliced strawberries



First, make the dressing.  Whisk together the oil, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice.  Next, add the sugar and honey.  Finally, add the poppy seeds, sesame seeds, chives and salt and pepper.  Whisk together and set aside.

Assemble the salad by adding the spinach to a bowl, and topping with the strawberries.  Toss the salad with the poppy seed dressing.  Enjoy!

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