You may know Krystal Keith as the singer of the sweet father/daughter wedding dance song, “Daddy Dance With Me,” which she wrote for her own wedding as a surprise for dad Toby Keith. Or maybe you know her from her official debut single, “Get Your Redneck On.” [Get it here!] But did you know she’s also super talented in the kitchen? Krystal’s been creating delicious meals from family recipes for years and featuring them in her blog, The Barnyard Bistro. But now she’s sharing some of them exclusively with Great American Country! Check back with us every week for a new recipe from Krystal.
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Lime Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
“This is the salad my entire family goes crazy for. It is so refreshingly sweet and delicious, making it the perfect summer salad. We eat it at least once or twice a week. You can use it as a side salad or toss on some grilled chicken and make a meal out of it. I can’t get enough of the dark leafy baby spinach greens, the sweet strawberries or the tangy vinaigrette.”
4 cups baby spinach leaves, loosley packed
5 strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp flaked or shredded coconut
2 Tbsp canola oil
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
1-2 Tbsp lime juice
1/2 tsp poppy seeds
Place strawberries and walnuts on top of spinach leaves and sprinkle with flaked coconut. Whip the dressing ingredients together until emulsified. Add a little more sugar or lime if desired and whip again. Drizzle dressing over salad and enjoy or you can toss this all in a big bowl and serve it that way. Super simple summer salad!