Last week while at Meijer, I spotted some beautiful strawberries! They were bright red and looked like they were bursting with flavor. Now, while I love strawberries, especially on a salad, I never buy them in the early spring.
You can probably figure out why...they are expensive! This year I have seen them significantly less expensive. I have been racking my brain to figure this out. I know my prices, and know this is unusual.
Last night on the news, my question was answered! Supposedly California and Florida's berries all ripened at the same time, so the market is flooded. I knew there had to be a reason for this.
Ok, on to the salad. This is really just something I threw together, but the dressing is what makes it...in my humble opinion. There are so many things you could do to this salad. You could serve it as just a side salad, change the fruit up, add chicken. It makes a nice light and easy dinner when you are on the run!
Here is what I put on my salads:
Bacon, cooked and diced
Honey Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
dash of Worcestershire sauce
Put the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake it up. It is best to make it the morning of and let the flavors really come together.
The dressing yields 4 servings
This recipe is linked to Ultimate Recipe Swap at Life as Mom