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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Spinach Strawberry Salad

This is one of my favorite go to recipes for a summer salad. The strawberries make it refreshing, the spinach makes it healthy, and the candied almonds add a crunchy texture. I have even added chicken to make this a main dish salad. This picture is of the last bite just as it lay on my plate. It says it all.

1 lb. spinach
1 qt strawberries or raspberries
1/4 cup almonds
1 Tbsp sugar

Brown almonds and sugar in a skillet until just toasted and sugar melts onto almonds. Put on wax paper to cool.

Poppy Seed Dressing
Mix together:
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar (I always use 1/4 cup)
1 1/2 Tbsp minced green onion
1/4 - 1/2 cup oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp poppy seeds

Drizzle over spinach and strawberries just before serving. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with candied almonds.


Taylor Gardner said...

Mmm...this bottom photo makes me want to lick my monitor! Especially cause I know how good it tastes :)

Analisha said...

This recipe is simple and very satisfying. I did not have almonds so I used candied pecans and it was delicious. It has become a favorite in our family!!!