Strawberry Salad with Candied Pumpkin Seeds and a Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Serve this lovely berry salad in the summertime with grilled fish or chicken for a balanced meal. You can find raw pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas) in the bulk section of your local food co-op or health food store. If you don't want to use pumpkin seeds, try sliced or slivered almonds. I use coconut nectar which is slightly sweet and mainly composed of fructooligosaccharides (sugars that feed beneficial bacteria in your gut). The dressing recipe is from my first cookbook. You might have extra dressing leftover. I always like to make more, just so I can have leftovers!