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Strawberry Spinach Salad

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There are many wonderful recipes for a Spinach and Strawberry Salad, some with a Creamy Poppyseed Dressing or Oil and Vinegar Dressing. This recipe has a refreshing oil and vinegar dressing that our family loves. The dressing can last a couple of weeks in the refridgerator.

SALAD:

  • Use as much prewashed spinach or mixed greens as needed
  • Strawberries, sliced.  (Canned Mandarines or fresh pears are a good alternative if you don't want to use Strawberries.)
  • Green Onions or slivered Red Onion
  • Toasted nuts, any kind


DRESSING:

  • 1/2 cup oil (may use olive)
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. sesame seed
  • 1 tsp. poppy seed
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. Paprika


  1. Combine ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Shake very well, until sugar dissolves and is well combined.
  3. Dress immediatly before serving or the salad will get soggy.

14 comments:

  1. this is EXACTLY the recipe I use at home. I was certain you would forget the worcestershire, but you didn't! :)

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  2. MMmmm, I love fruit mixed in salads! And I love homemade dressings...can't wait to try this!

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  3. This is one of our favorites too and my mouth waters thinking of it. .it is the essence of a spring salad.

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  4. I think of this one as a spring salad but it's good anytime. Pretty pic Char!

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  5. Hey...great minds think alike....and you probably even pre-posted this so I am amazed! Yep...poppy seed dressing is the perfect accompaniment for a salad mixed with fruit...the sweet and tangy dressing is the bestest! Grin. Thanks for sharing.....I haven't made that exact recipe and I am certain it is worth a try...worcestershire... hmm...and some thot I was strange for using onion juice..grin! Yum...here I go to make that for lunch this sunny afternoon...I have one or two strawberries the boys have not eaten!

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  6. I'm so ready for spring and this salad sounds perfect.

    Jody

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  7. This sounds like something my husband would love.

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  8. I love this salad. For a more exotic touch you can substitute mango for the strawberries and coconut for the nuts. This dressing is great whatever fruit you use.

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  9. We made this salad yesterday for supper. But reading yours, I realized that I forgot the sugared almonds. Doh! OH well, salad was all gone, so it's still good. :)

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  10. I've never tried that combination but I WILL! Thank you!

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  11. oh bev, i like the mango coconut idea. yum

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  12. I love spinach with strawberries salad and I know many feel that way because it always disappears quickly! I have not made this exact dressing,although I think I've had it. Thank you for the recipe!

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  13. I made this last night and it was great! I had never added worcestershire to my dressing. Very good!

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