Sunday, July 18, 2010

Spinach and Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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
Salad
Fresh spinach (or you can substitute any other lettuce)
Strawberries, sliced
Feta Cheese, crumbled
Glazed Pecans

Dressing
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.

1 comments:

Kristy

yeah, I love this salad! So yummy!