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
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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Grandma’s Chicken with Gravy - Manja
Cuisine Turkish, Mediterranean, Category Main Dishes Turkish
- 2 lb. chicken with bone, organic (I used 1/2 chicken)
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 carrot, grated
- 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
- 1 tsp. sweet paprika
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- 4 cups chicken stock or water
- 1 Tbsp. fresh dill -finely chopped
- Cut chicken into pieces; season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
- Heat oil in a large, heavy-bottomed pan on medium high heat; add meat to hot pan and fry on 1 side for 2-3 minutes, until golden brown, and then use tongs to turn the pieces over and fry for another 2-3 minutes, until golden brown.
- Take the chicken out and set aside. To the same pan where you fried chicken, add onions, garlic and carrots; sauté for about 4 minutes; mix in tomato paste, paprika and cumin; add flour and mix well so all the vegetables will get coated with flour; cook for 1-2 minutes. Slowly add chicken broth and stir until smooth and thickened. When gravy is thickened and became smooth add the chicken.
- Bring the sauce to a boil; reduce the heat down to low; cover the pot and cook on low heat for 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh dill. Serve with mashed potatoes, or with your favorite pasta, I recommend, cavatelli, ravioli, spaghetti or ziti, or simply with fresh baked bread, just like my grandmother used to do.
Thanks Lavana 🙂
wow you have fresh garden strawberries already?
Natasha, yes we do 🙂 I get mine from local farmer’s market, everything is so fresh and delicious and most important locally grown.
Thank you 🙂
Strawberry is such a versatile food. the salad looks delish. =)
I agree, strawberry gives to this salad a refreshing touch….
Such a lovely sounding salad! I also love the sound of the dressing – will try it soon!
Thanks Nish, it is very delicious- summerish salad, try 🙂
Love the poppy seed dressing, I’ve always had a weakness for poppy seeds.
Thanks Kiri. I love it too, it’s different. 🙂
This salad sounds really good. I love poppy seeds.Need to make it soon✿✿✿
Thanks Lea, me too, I love poppy seeds especially in baking. 🙂
Healthy n nutritious salad….
Thank you Zari 🙂
Inessa, how much poppy seed do you put in the dressing?
Tanusha, thank you so much. 🙂 I updated.
I guess it’s not a very good idea to write recipes late at night…..
Thank you Inessa for taking time and helping us feed our families…:)
This is such a pretty and yummy salad. So healthy, too! Someone in our cooking club makes this type of salad often and it is so good! I need to make this when we have some ripe strawberries.
This is a lovely salad! I fell in love with it after my sister made it for me on my surprise birthday party. She went to your blog ’cause she knows I like your recipes. It’s awesome and healthy too! thanks.
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