Strawberries and spinach join a pungent dressing in this unusual salad combo. Sesame oil and balsamic vinegar give this version of poppy seed dressing a bit more robust taste.
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced onion
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 bunches fresh spinach - chopped, washed and dried
- 1 pint strawberries, halved
Whisk together the sugar, sesame seeds, sesame oil, poppy seeds, dried onion, paprika, oil and vinegar. Refrigerate until chilled.
In a salad bowl, combine the spinach and strawberries. Drizzle with dressing, toss lightly and serve.