Recipe: Sweet & Savory Spinach Salad

I think this is one of the few salads that Rachel and I both really like. The combination of both sweet and savory elements is simply divine.

Ingredients:

  •  8 ounces fresh baby spinach, washed and drained
  • 1/2 cup slivered red onion
  • 16 ounces sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans
  • 8 to 12 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • 4 ounces crumbled bacon (optional)
  • 1 cup sweet and savory dressing (recipe below)

Directions:

  1.  Toss all ingredients together gently.
  2. Serve immediately.

Sweet and Savory Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • zest of 1 lemon, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup agave syrup, honey, or sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds (optional)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a pint container, and seal tightly.
  2. Shake until watery.
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