Healthy Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

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

Ingredients:

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.

Yum!

 

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