Spinach Strawberry Salad

    (2781)
    1 hour 10 minutes

    This spinach and strawberry salad is topped with a fabulous homemade poppy seed dressing.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 4 

    • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
    • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
    • 1/2 cup white sugar
    • 1/2 cup olive oil
    • 1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
    • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon minced onion
    • 280g fresh spinach - rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
    • 600g strawberries - cleaned, hulled and sliced
    • 1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered

    Directions
    Preparation:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion. Cover, and chill for one hour.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

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    by
    1979

    This is one of our family favorites and one we make often. One thing I have learned is to put all the dressing ingredients in the blender and puree' instead of trying to finely chop the onion and wisk everything together. MUCH easier! In the winter time when strawberries are out of season (or just for a change), I use a can or two of mandarin oranges instead of strawberries. Crumbled feta cheese is also good on this salad if you like feta and crushed walnuts are a good (and cheaper) substitute for the almonds if you don't have almonds on hand. Thanks for the recipe!  -  21 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

    by
    1233

    This recipe was a big winner. Small modifications to the original: Cut the sugar down to ¼ cup. Add a few turns of fresh ground pepper Use balsamic vinegar. Use red onion. Add some fresh bacon bits Add a mix of blue cheese and feta cheese. Also, do not mix the dressing in with greens, as it will only wilt the salad. Just apply as normal dressing. Mixing in the dressing and letting it sit I think would make it too ‘limpy’. We put a few red onion slices on top with the cheese and bacon. It was great. The sweetness of the dressing would have been excessively much at ½ cup of sugar. This we will make again and again and again.  -  12 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

    by
    688

    This is great but substitue balsamic vinegar for white, purple onions instead of white then add blueberries and bananas to the strawberries and it's to die for.  -  08 Aug 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)