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Spinach Salad with Strawberries & Poppy Seed Dressing

Spinach Salad with Strawberries

About 4 Servings

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2 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp honey
Pinch of paprika
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 small red onion, diced finely
Salt and freshly ground black pepper



1.5 lb bag spinach, rinsed and dried
2 cups strawberries, hulled, washed and cut in half
1/2 cup raw walnuts or raw pecans



To Prepare Dressing:

In a small bowl combine all of the dressing ingredients.  Whisk until ingredients are well blended.  Season with salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.


To Prepare Salad:

In a large bowl, toss the spinach and strawberries with the dressing.  Add nuts.  Serve fresh or chilled.


Preparation Tips:

Walnuts are an excellent source of Omega-3s, the nutritious fats that we need to eat more of.  Using raw nuts instead of candied nuts keeps added sugars low.


David H. Rahm, M.D. is the founder and medical director of The Wellness Center, a medical clinic located in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Rahm is also president and medical director of VitaMedica. Dr. Rahm is one of a select group of conventional medical doctors who have education and expertise in functional medicine and nutritional science. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rahm has published articles in the plastic surgery literature and educated physicians about the importance of good peri-operative nutrition.