Sunday, May 23, 2010

Almost Too Good to Be Evil Spinach Salad

posted by Leann

This is my favorite summer salad and I cannot wait to hear you creative people come up with some mean and mysterious names for this recipe:

2 lbs. fresh spinach
1 quart halved strawberries
2 ounces of slivered almonds
2 ounces of sliced almonds, toasted (toaster over is easy)
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. chopped sweet onion
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 c. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 c. vegetable oil
1 T. poppy seeds

Toast almonds at about 400 degrees (watching carefully. I have burned many an almond in my day). Combine spinach, both kind of almonds and strawberries in large bowl, cover and chill. Combine sugar, venegar, onion paprika and Worcestershire in blender or food processor. Slowly add the oil. Then stir in poppy seeds. Put in jar and chill. Add dressing right before serving.

If you do not want to go to the trouble of making the dressing, I have found that Brianna's Red Wine and vinegar dressing (the bottle with the strawberry on it) works VERY well. YUM!

So ... can you can up with a mystery name for this awesome summer salad?