June is one of the best months of the year. Flowers are blooming, the weather is warm, and strawberries are ripening! So of course, it’s time for one of my favourite salads – strawberry and spinach. There’s tons of different recipes for this on the web, but this one is my favourite. Every year when I go to make it, I realise that I haven’t written it down, or saved it to my bookmarks AGAIN.. so here it is. Future Laura: remember that you blogged this!
1 bag of spinach. I usually buy the biggest container of spinach and use half.
2 cups strawberries, sliced
4 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup oil (sunflower, safflower, canola are all good choices)
1/4 cup malt vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
The above amounts are good for a family of four, but you could easy double or triple the amounts. I like to make a large amount of the dressing at once, because we’ll generally have this a few times during strawberry season. It makes prep time quicker, and the dressing keeps well in the fridge.