Valentine's Salad is a sweep-them-off-their-feet romantic version of the humble salad, as befits the name. Dressed in a luxurious and bright sauce with just a touch of heat, Valentine's Salad is as sunny as a day with your partner, with orange slices and creamy avocado. It even comes with little heart-shaped strawberry slices! This is a salad created to enchant you and your significant other just like you enchant each other!
IngredientsFor the strawberry poppy seed dressing: • 1 cup fresh strawberries, diced • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice • 6 tablespoons honey • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds • 1/4 cup canola oil For the salad: • 6 cups fresh greens • 1 medium navel orange, peeled, halved, and sliced • 1 medium cara cara orange, peeled, halved, and sliced • 1 medium blood orange, peeled, halved, and sliced • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced • 6 medium strawberries, thinly sliced • 1 small avocado, peeled, halved, and sliced • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
Place 1 cup strawberries in a blender with lime juice, honey, sriracha, sea salt, black pepper, and poppy seeds.
Process on high until very smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
Transfer the mixture to a medium-sized bowl.
In a slow, steady stream while whisking vigorously, add the canola oil.
Taste for seasoning and set aside.
Place the greens on a large platter or in a salad bowl.
Top with the navel orange, cara cara orange, blood orange, red onion, strawberries, and avocado.
Sprinkle on the goat cheese and drizzle with the strawberry poppy seed dressing.