Sunday, April 26, 2009

Strawberry Spinach Salad

"The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude."
WILLIAM JAMES


There are many wonderful recipes for a Spinach and Strawberry Salad, some with a Creamy Poppyseed Dressing and Oil and Vinegar Dressing. This recipe has a refreshing oil and vinegar dressing that our family loves. I got the recipe from a school fundraiser book, submitted by Cheryl M. This makes lots of dressing for more than one salad and will keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge.

Oh yes very important. If you are buying Strawberries with a recipe in mind, mark DO NOT EAT on it.......if your family eats some, a can of mandarine oranges work really well too.


SALAD:Use as much prewashed spinach that is needed.
Strawberries, sliced. The more the better.
Green Onions or slivered Red Onion
Toasted nuts, we like almond or Pine nuts (optional, this time due to allergies, we omitted)

DRESSING:
Combine ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid
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

Shake very well, until sugar dissolves and is well combined.
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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