I remember those blissfully ignorant days when I thought all salads were healthy because they were, well, salads. But then that illusion was shattered when I found out salads can be just as unhealthy as a hamburger because of what’s actually in them. The truth is in the dressing. There’s almost no point in eating a salad if it’s drenched in a fatty dressing. So I’ve been on the lookout for a healthy salad dressing that didn’t taste like straight up vinegar. And I think I’ve found a good one.
So here is my recipe for strawberry poppy seed vinaigrette
1/4 cup strawberries
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp honey
1 tsp poppy seeds
Put these all together in a blender (I use my nutribullet), and blend away! That’s it! Then use the dressing to top a delicious, fruity salad. This is one of my favorites:
Simple Strawberry Pecan & Pear salad!
I like to use a mixture of baby spinach and arugula as a base and top it with fresh strawberries, sliced pears, and roasted pecans.