Mozzarella with Blueberry Spinach Salad with a Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
Dazzle your family and guests with this super simple salad. Poppy seeds and blueberries are brought together in this nutritious spinach salad that is topped with fresh mozzarella and a lemon vinaigrette for a perfect start to a meal, or a flavorful lunch.
Cut mozzarella into 1/4" thick slices. Wash lemon in hot water, zest peel and squeeze out juice.
Heat a pan without oil and toast poppy seeds on medium heat for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then remove from pan and cool.
In a bowl, mix 1 tbsp. oil and 1 tsp. lemon zest and season with salt and pepper to taste. Add mozzarella and marinate.
In another bowl, mix poppy seeds, 1 tsp. lemon zest, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, honey, 2 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. white wine vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Combine spinach, blueberries and two thirds of the lemon poppy seed dressing in a bowl and mix well.
Place blueberry and spinach salad on a flat plate, add marinated mozzarella on top and drizzle with remaining lemon poppy seed dressing.
- 3-1/3 cup baby spinach
- ¾ cup blueberries
- 1 lemon
- 4-1/2 oz. mozzarella
- scant 3 tsp honey
- 3 tsp. blue poppy seeds
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. white wine vinegar