>> Wednesday, May 12, 2010
( Sorry for the poor quality! My camera broke, so I had to use my computer's camera. When I can afford a new fancy camera, I'll re-shoot it :D)
Level of Difficulty: too easy
Pots/Pans Used: only 1 or 2 bowls
1 bag of spinach
Carton of strawberries, sliced
Toasted sesame seeds
1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar, because it's what I had on hand)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp mustard
2 tsp agave nectar
Let me start by saying that I am so not a salad person. I mean, salads are okay, but certainly nothing I ever look forward to. This however, is a salad of a whole different sort. This is my grandmother's recipe. It's one of those dishes that whenever you bring it to a gathering, people always ask for the recipe. The dill, strawberry and sesame seeds marry so well together. Not to mention, it pairs perfectly with the summer season!
Okay it's a salad, so you know it's simple to make and you probably don't need my guidance but just in case here's how I prepare it... In a small bowl, whisk all the dressing ingredients together (you wont use all the dressing but you can always refrigerate the extra and use it again). Combine the strawberries, spinach and sesame seeds (up to you how much you want to use). Dress it all and mix well. I mix in the dill at the end. Fresh or dried dill will be fine. Like the sesame seeds, the amount of dill you use is completely up to you. I love serving this as a light lunch with a few slices of bruschetta. Okay... I don't know about you but I'm salivating! Enjoy!