Posted by PolyScience Staff

Think beyond salads. A smoked vinaigrette can be used in a multitude of dishes. This tangy and sweet dressing gets a punch of smoke that pairs so perfectly with spinach. Smoke this vinaigrette in a mixing bowl or “go naked” by simply smoking the spinach raw. Smoked, raw spinach is a delightful addition to any salad.

Serves 4

Prep time, 20 minutes
For the Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup Turbinado sugar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 shallot, finely minced
10 ounces fresh baby spinach, cleaned and larger stems removed
1 quart strawberries – cleaned, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered

Applewood Smoking Gun™ Wood Chips

Step 1:
Combine vinaigrette ingredients in mixing bowl. Whisk to incorporate.

Step 2:
Cover the top of the mixing bowl with plastic wrap and smoke with the PolyScience Smoking Gun™ for five minutes. Add enough smoke to form a thick cloud under the plastic wrap. After five minutes, release smoke and whisk to reincorporate smoke flavor.

Step 3:
Toss spinach with vinaigrette. Divide into four salad bowls.

Step 4:
Top with sliced strawberries and slivered almonds.