Friday, May 8, 2015

Spinach Strawberry Salad

This is one of my favorite springtime salads.  It is delicious and so easy to make.  I got the recipe from my friend, Becky.  
Strawberry Spinach Salad
1 bag spinach, torn, (about 10 oz.)
1 quart strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup sugared almonds ( recipe below)
1 bunch green onions
Poppy seed dressing (store bought or recipe below)
Feta Cheese, optional

Sugared Almonds
In a small saucepan or skillet, mix together the almonds (they can be sliced or slivered) with about 1/4 cup of sugar.  Cook and stir on medium heat, until the sugar melts and clings to the nuts.  Remove from heat and spread on waxed paper to cool.

In a salad bowl, mix together the spinach, strawberries and green onion.  Add the nuts when cooled. Add some crumbled Feta cheese, if desired.  Top with Poppy seed dressing.
Poppy Seed Dressing
In a cruet or jar, mix together:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar or red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon finely minced onion (or dried)

Shake all together and pour over the salad.  Toss and serve immediately.

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