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:

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.


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.