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Scotland Spring Salad with Mustard Seed Dressing

Photo by Jasmin Schreiber on UnsplashServes: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 5–10 minutes

Salad
You will need:
1 (5-ounce) bag of spring greens
6 large strawberries, cleaned and sliced
1 ripe avocado, sliced
1⁄4 cup toasted macadamia nuts
1⁄4 cup goat cheese or blue cheese crumbles

When ready to serve the salad, place the greens, strawberries, avocado, cheese and nuts in a salad bowl and drizzle dressing over the salad. Toss to mix. (The avocados and strawberries will be fresher if sliced right before serving.)

Dressing
You will need:
34 cup sweet onion, chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon whole grain mustard (mustard made with whole mustard seed)
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Place onions and 1 tablespoon olive oil into a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally so the onions brown, but not burn. Cook for 5–10 minutes until the onions are soft and caramelized. Place the onions and oil from the pan into a jar or container that has a lid. Add the remaining oil, mustard, honey, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Place the lid on the jar and shake well to combine.


Food for Thought

[Jesus] also said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable will we use for it? It is like a mustard seed, which, when sown upon the ground, is the smallest of all seeds on earth; yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes the greatest of all shrubs, and puts forth large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.” (Mark 4:30–32)


Saints at the Dinner Table