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Spinach salad with poppy seed dressingM
During strawberry season, this salad is one of my favorite salads.  I especially like using the local strawberries.  My co-worker shared a similar version of this salad recipe with me.
Crunchy apples, strawberries, walnuts and blue cheese come together with a slightly thick and sweet poppy seed dressing. You can choose substitute the blue cheese with feta cheese.  
Add this refreshing and colorful strawberry spinach salad to your next dinner party menu or simply have it for lunch.

1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1/4 of small onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 1/2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 cup canola oil
1Tbsp. Poppy seed
1 (6oz) bag baby spinach leaves or spring mix
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1 medium apple, cored, seeded and cut into small chunks
3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/4 red onion, peeled and cut into thin half rings
2 oz. Blue cheese crumbled or 4 oz. feta cheese 
Place onion, honey, salt, and sugar in a blender jar. On the low speed slowly add the oil, rice vinegar and poppy seed. Refrigerate the dressing until you are ready to serve.
Assemble the salad:
Place salad ingredients in large salad bowl and toss to blend. Drizzle with dressing and gently toss until lightly coated. Serve immediately.



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