Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Our Little Gourmond

Nate is becoming a great little sous chef. He measures, he mixes, he emulsifies! It's amazing how much more he is willing to try new foods now that he has a hand in the preparation.

Strawberry season is upon us so we made this super simple spinach and strawberry salad. Start off by putting cleaned spinach leaves in a salad bowl and the sliced berries on top.

Add all of the dressing ingredients to a food processor or some sort of emulsifying gadget.

Emulsify until smooth except for the poppy seeds. Drizzle the dressing on top of the salad and enjoy!

Spinach and Strawberry Salad


2 bunches spinach, torn in pieces
2 pints strawberries, cleaned & hulled

1/3 c. sugar
2 T. sesame seeds
1 1/2 t. minced onions
1/4 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 t. paprika
1/2 c. oil
1/4 c. cider vinegar
1 T. poppy seeds


Place spinach in a large salad bowl with the strawberries on top. Do not mix and set aside.

Place all the dressing ingredients into a food processor and blend until thickened. Toss salad just before serving. Note, if you toss the salad too early the dressing will wilt the spinach leaves.

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