Smoked Spinach and Strawberry Salad
Think beyond salads. A smoked vinaigrette can be used in a multitude of dishes. This tangy and sweet dressing gets a punch of smoke that pairs so perfectly with spinach. Smoke this vinaigrette in a mixing bowl or “go naked” by simply smoking the spinach raw. Smoked, raw spinach is a delightful addition to any salad.
Prep time, 20 minutes
For the Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup Turbinado sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 shallot, finely minced
10 ounces fresh baby spinach, cleaned and larger stems removed
1 quart strawberries – cleaned, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered
Applewood Smoking Gun™ Wood Chips
Combine vinaigrette ingredients in mixing bowl. Whisk to incorporate.
Cover the top of the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and smoke with the PolyScience Smoking Gun™ for five minutes. Add enough smoke to form a thick cloud under the plastic wrap. After five minutes, release smoke and whisk to reincorporate smoke flavor.
Toss spinach with vinaigrette. Divide into four salad bowls.
Top with sliced strawberries and slivered almonds.