Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Spinach Salad recipe

I've got a great recipe to share with you today. I'm a woman, it's my duty to share secrets and tips for others to enjoy. Right??

Is this not the most beautiful salad you've ever seen? And it tastes as good as it looks! The dressing is so sweet and tangy and goes just right with the strawberries.

Summer Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Poppy Seed Dressing
2 pkgs baby spinach leaves
1 small red onion. thinly sliced
24 strawberries, halved
1 small pkg pecans

Toss pecans with a tsp butter, 1/4 tsp sugar and 1/8 tsp cinnamon. Bake on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes until toasted- watch closely. Cool.

In a bowl, combine spinach, onion, strawberries and toasted pecans. Toss with Poppy Seed dressing.

Poppy Seed Dressing
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 cup olive oil

In a pan combine sugar, mustard, salt and vinegar. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Transfer mixture to a blender and add oil. Mix until it thickens. Add about 1 Tbsp poppy seeds. Refrigerate.



Sara Zenger said...

Sounds yummy! I will have to try!

Thanks for sharing!

Sara Zenger

lisaplus5 said...

we make a salad like that, too :) yummo!

Ness said...

looks so yummy! will definitely give it a go when it warms up. Thanks for sharing. Ness xx

Star Rork said...

Yum! You would never think such things taste good together, but they do! I do one with a raspberry vinaigrette & some kiwis & strawberries.

Scrappy Do said...

This looks so good. TFS

corrie said...

Yum! Totally need to try this!

Rebecca Kvenvolden said...

thanks! that looks delicious!!

Pearl said...

love the pic already ! a rather unusual combo if i may say so !!!;)

Catherine said...

That sound fantastic...I will have to give it a try!

Monique said...

Looks devine but I can't make heads or tails of the measurements.... what is a pkg??? and how much is a cup or a spoon??? we only use grams or ml/cc. Maybe I can find a translation on the internet :-) would love to try this!
Thanks Liz!