This could possibly be my most favorite salad in the world. It is absolutely delicious. Sweet Basil Cafe is a yummy restaurant in Florence, Alabama that serves this wonderful salad. I have to say, I cannot even get my husband to go here, because he thinks it is too "fru fru" or girly. He is missing out, but I fixed this salad for him just last week and he really liked it. It is so easy. The combination of fruits with bleu cheese and the poppyseed vinaigrette dressing make it out of this world!
This salad includes mixed greens, grilled chicken (or no chicken), strawberries, blueberries, bleu cheese crumbles and poppyseed vinaigrette dressing (tastes just like Sweet Basil - thanks to my dear friend Scarlett who let me steal the recipe from her).
Baby spring mix greens (Sam's) and grilled chicken
Bleu cheese crumbles
Sesame Poppyseed Vinaigrette
1/3 cup sugar
1 tsp poppy seed
1 tsp sesame seed
1 tsp grated onion
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard
6 Tbs white vinegar or apple cidar vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil
Mix together the sugar and seeds. Next whisk in the vinegar and oil 1
tablespoon at a time, alternating each one (to dissolve the sugar).
Then, whisk in the other ingredients. Refrigerate.
Such a yummy and beautiful salad. You have to try it!