I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Very easy to make. I especially love this when it's strawberry season. So flavorful. I like to make the dressing at least a couple hours before I need to use it.


STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD (serves 5)

Ingredients:
(Dressing)
*2 tablespoons sesame seeds
*1 tablespoon poppy seeds
*1/4 cup white sugar
*1/2 cup olive oil
*1/4 cup white vinegar
*1/4 teaspoon paprika
*1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce (Lea & Perrin for gluten free)
*1 tablespoon minced onion
(salad)
*1 (1o ounce bag) fresh spinach, rinsed, dried and torn into bite-sized pieces.
*1 quart strawberries, cleaned, hulled & sliced
*1/4 cup almonds, blanched & slivered

Directions:
~In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients.
~Chill for 1-2 hours before using.
~In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, and almonds.
~Pour dressing over salad, and toss.
~Refrigerate 15 minutes before serving.

**Just put about half of the dressing on the salad. Mix and see if you want more.

Variations:
`Substitute white vinegar with balsamic vinegar
`Add 1/4 cup blueberries
`Add feta cheese
`Add sunflower seeds
`Add mandarine oranges
`Add small amount of sliced red onion
`Add crumbled bacon

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