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The Perfect Spring Salad!

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NJ Strawberries

Just-Picked Strawberries from Honeybrook!

This was a post a few years back…but it SO bears repeating!  Hope you’ll enjoy our favorite Spring Salad!

Just a quick post…this springy-clean-bright salad is soooo excellent, we just had to share!  First farm picking & pick-up day was last Thursday and I was thrilled to pick a quart of amazing strawberries, a big bag of arugula & 2 bunches of radishes.  After the harshness of  winter it was wonderful to get out in the sun and back to the land for picking…and the colors and taste sensation…just miraculous! 

Anyway…here’s our recipe for the most refreshing Spring Salad with arugula & fresh-picked strawberries…you’ll just have to make the poppy-seed dressing! (or buy your fave at the grocery store).  The flavor combo may seem weird to salad-purists but trust me on this one…it is out of this world flavor! 

Arugula & strawberries awaiting being dressed!

Arugula & strawberries awaiting being dressed!

 

Poppy Seed Dressing
1/2 c honey or 1/8 c white sugar
1 t dijon mustard
1 t salt
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp minced shallott
1 c canola oil
2 T poppy seeds

Measure the honey, mustard, salt, shallot & vinegar into a blender or food processer. Mix until smooth. Start your mixer of choice & gradually add the oil in a slow stream. Process until thoroughly blended. Stop the blender and sprinkle the poppy seeds over the top. Mix gently and transfer to a bottle.  Will hold for about 5 days refrigerated.

Put your arugula in a bowl and gently sprinkle the arugula with the sliced strawberries.  Top with your poppy seed dressing and toss really gently, so not to bruise the strawberries. Arugula & Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Sit back, relax, dig-in and enjoy!  And please let us know if you enjoy OUR FAVORITE springtime salad!  For other lovely and local taste sensations and experiences, check out  our website  for our locavore escape … AND the inn’s ‘Local Flavor’ Getaway . Come and taste what’s best at our nearby farms here in bucolic Hunterdon County. Visit us at the inn sometime this glorious season and let us spoil you!

*A great resource for New Jersey Strawberry picking !!!

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