Spinach, Strawberry, and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

I am not a huge salad fan.
I take that back--I really like salad, just not "white" lettuce
You know what I'm talking about, right??

White lettuce, otherwise known to me and my family as iceburg lettuce.
I really can't stand this type of lettuce.
The problem is though,
that is pretty much what you get in restaurants.
Unless you are in a really fancy restaurant...

Then you ge the kind of salad that I do like--
Spinach Salad

This salad recipe is one of my all time favorites and is inspired from a popular New Orleans' restaurant.



Spinach, Strawberry, and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

For the salad:

spinach
strawberries, cut into quarters
1 pomegranate, seeded
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted

For the vinaigrette:

2 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup champagne vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
3 tablespoons lemon juice
3 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3-4 dashes Tabasco or hot sauce
1/2 cup olive oil


Whisk together all ingredients ingredients, saving the olive oil til the end.  Once everything is mixed, slowly whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is emulsified.


Enjoy,

1 comment:

  1. Yum. I LOVE spinach and strawberries together. This looks delicious.
    My daughter calls that "crunchy" lettuce. It's her fave. I love it on a cheese and mayo sammie, but you're right, it doesn't do much for salads.

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