Feb 26, 2006

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Lately strawberries have been on sale in all the markets. We love them and I was inspired to make this salad for our church luncheon today. The dressing makes a lot so I had some leftover for salads later this week.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

3 bunches fresh spinach, washed and stems removed, cut into bite sized pieces
1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered
1/4 c. sunflower seeds
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
2 Tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

Toss all ingredients in a large bowl. Serve with strawberry vinaigrette.

Strawberry Vinaigrette

1 c. canola oil
1/3 c. sugar
1 Tbsp. honey
2 scallions, cut in thirds
1/2 tsp. worshteshire sauce
1/2 c. red wine vinegar
1/4 tsp. smoked Spanish paprika (or regular paprika)
1 strawberry, hulled and cut in half
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Process all ingredients in blender until smooth and creamy.


Anonymous said...

That looks beautiful.

Fiber said...

I love the combination of strawberries and spinach. Your dressing looks different, though, and I will have to try it. Sounds delicious!

Michele said...

It really is very tasty, I hope you both try it!

Susan said...

I've made a similar salad with strawberries, walnuts with mixed greens. Since I'm too lazy to make my own dressing, I just use Raspberry Vinagrette with it. It's delicious and people are surprised at how good the salad tastes with strawberries.


Michele said...

Susan, when I first tried this at a gathering I was suprised at how good it is too! I think that particular salad has the raspberry vinagrette too and it was wonderful!