Strawberry Spinach Salad

I posted this on my old site which vanished :-(  This one’s too good not to post again.  This is my own adapted recipe from a popular summer salad.  In the fall or winter, I can also recommend substituting canned mandarin oranges for the strawberries and arugula for the spinach.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Ingredients:

  • Baby spinach greens-two bags or bundles
  • 1 small carton strawberries
  • 1 small red onion (opt.)
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted or pine nuts
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar (or splenda if you desire and a teaspoon of molasses)

Directions:

  1. Slice the strawberries.  Halve and slice the red onion (I leave this out if kids are eating).  After slicing the onion, wash it in a strainer.
  2. Wash the spinach leaves and put in a big bowl with the strawberries, onion and nuts.  Don’t worry if your spinach seems to be overflowing–it will shrink when the dressing is stirred in.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing together well and pour over salad.  Let salad sit for about 10 minutes before serving.

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