This is a great summer salad! I've been making this salad for awhile, but only recently discovered that you can buy glazed pecans in the baking aisle. That makes this recipe a lot easier. I usually make my own glazed pecans by following this recipe: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Sugar-Coated-Pecans/Detail.aspx. I love the dressing too!
Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Fresh spinach (or you can substitute any other lettuce)
Feta Cheese, crumbled
adapted from Lion House
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
3/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
1 tsp poppy seeds
4 TBSPs sugar
1 TBSP onion, finely chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
To prepare dressing, pour vinegar and oil in blender. Add poppy seeds, sugar, onion, salt, and dry mustard. Whirl for a few seconds to blend. Refrigerate. Flavor improves if made several hours in advance.
Makes about 1 1/2 cups.