Springtime Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

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Springtime Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Light, refreshing, colourful- the perfect salad! Serve for a summer lucheon to accompany cold salmon.

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  • 4 ServingsServings

Ingredients

  • Maple Vinaigrette:3 Tbsp maple syrup 45 mL
  • 2 Tbsp tarragon flavoured wine vinegar 30 mL
  • 1 tsp dried tarragon 5 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 1/4 cup canola oil 60 mL
  • Springtime Salad:1 pkg (5 oz/142g) mesclun 1
  • 12 strawberries, sliced 12
  • 1/4 cup raw, unsalted sunflower seeds, toasted 60 mL
  • 1/4 cup coarsley chopped pecans 60 mL

Preparation

Preparation

1 In a small bowl whisk maple syrup, vinegar, tarragon and salt. While whisking slowly drizzle in canola oil.
2 Set aside for at least 1 hour. Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Shake well before drizzling over salad.
3 To toast sunflower seeds, spread seeds in single layer on a baking sheet and bake at 350F (180C) for 6 to 10 minutes, shaking the pan frequently, until lightly browned. Seeds darken upon cooling.
4 Using four individual salad plates or bowl, divide the mesclun evenly. Top each with one-quarter of the strawberries, sunflower seeds and pecans. Serve drizzled with Maple Vinaigrette.

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Light, refreshing, colourful- the perfect salad! Serve for a summer lucheon to accompany cold salmon.

Source: canolainfo.org