Strawberries and Mixed Greens with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette is delicious and filling enough to make any one spot a watery mouth, making the taste buds start pleading for a dose of them. The salad’s color is another seducing factor in their popularity. This salad introduces strawberries with a lot of greens and mushrooms in an exotic dressing that makes them just better. If you thought plain strawberries with whipped cream are the best thing in the world, you probably might never have come across this delicacy. Turn the music loud in the kitchen and get lost in this magical process of dressing up strawberries for any event, be it just to make yourself feel happy.
Serving size: 10 person
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Utensils needed: mixing bowl, large salad bowl
-175ml (6 fl oz) extra virgin olive oil
-100g (3¾ oz) caster sugar
-1 tablespoon poppy seeds
-1 teaspoon mustard powder
- 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 (500g) bag mixed salad
- 150g (5 oz) fresh mushrooms, sliced
-175g (6 oz) chopped pecan
- 675g (1½ lb) fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
Prepare the dressing in the mixing bowl by combining the ingredients mentioned and mixing them well together for an even taste. Refrigerate this dressing so that it is chilled for later use.
In the large salad bowl, combine the mushrooms, mixed salad and the chilled dressing. Toss together well so that the dressing is coated over the other ingredients.
In the end, sprinkle with the strawberries and the pecans. Not many can resist filling up with this delight so be prepared for a refill of the salad bowl and endless requests for the recipe.