This salad is so light and the fresh berries make a great combination with the sweet and savory ginger dressing.
Yield: 2 salads
3 cups fresh spinach leaves
1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries)
1/2 cup raw walnuts
1 tbsp. sesame seeds
For the dressing:
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. pickled ginger and brine
2 tbsp. sesame oil
pinch of salt and pepper
Wash and pat dry the spinach leaves well. Wash all the berries and pat dry. Trim the strawberries and discard the tops. Slice the strawberries in half or in quarters. Crush the walnuts into smaller pieces.
In a small bowl combine the olive oil, sesame oil, pickled ginger with the brine, and a little salt and pepper. Mix with a fork and add more oil/ brine to reach desired consistency.
In a large bowl toss the spinach, berries, and walnuts together. Drizzle the dressing over the salad as desired and gently toss. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and enjoy.