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?

28 comments:

elysabeth said...

This one I have to pass on since I'm allergic to almonds and can't even think of anything - since the title of the posting pretty much says it all.

You ladies are having way toooooo much fun with the recipes - lol.

Will check back tomorrow for another recipe. - E :)

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Leann Sweeney said...

Thanks Elysabeth. I am way too familiar with food allergies. Yes! Check back tomorrow!

Ellery Adams said...

Sinister Spinach Salad.

I'm making this when my dad comes to visit. He loves spinach salad, bacon or no bacon.

jbstanley said...

Wicked Good Spinach Salad

Love the strawberries and the lack of eggs. A perfect summer salad - thanks, Leann!

Manhattan Mandie said...

Sherlock's Slaughtered Spinach Salad

tonya kappes said...

slivered and sliced harvest salad

Heather Webber said...

Okay, I'm putting the bacon (yum, yum) back in it. LOL. Sounds absolutely delicious and perfect for a hot summer, er, spring day. Supposed to be 88* here today! Might be time for the air conditioning.

Slivered to Death is all I can come up with right now.

Leann Sweeney said...

I must admit I am not a salad fan, but this recipe is a keeper. Good names so far!

Kelley said...

Sliver up and die Salad

Gina said...

Toasted and Berried Summer Salad

Leann Sweeney said...

OMG. Too funny. That could be a book title, Gina!

Helen Kiker said...

Arsenic and Aged Almonds

Agatha's Almond Assault

Vickie said...

Shiver Me Slivered Almonds Spinach Salad

Hellah Deadly Summer Spinach Salad

Summer Salads Can Be Sinister

Lynn said...

S is for Spinach...

Hotel California's Summer Salad...

Spinach Salad Slaughter...

Leann Sweeney said...

You guys are "killing" it today!!

Shel said...

I think Gina's got it with her Toasted and Berried name for this batch.

signlady217 said...

Aspic and Old Lace Spinach.

shirley said...

Popeye's Purloined Passion

Leann Sweeney said...

I wondered when Popeye would show up! :-)

mary said...

'jumbled jewels', the red of the berries scattered on the greens

booklover said...

I think the John Lennon said it best..."Strawberry Field (greens) Forever...

Leann Sweeney said...

Beatles and gems. What could be better?

Andrea C. said...

Ugg..I am totally drawing a blank on this one but I like Ellery's name a lot! :)

Mare F said...

I have been wracking my brain all day and I can't come up with anything remotely entertaining. I do love the salad, although I use walnuts instead of almonds and I make a strawberry vingrette to go on it. Okay, Delicious Death is all I've got. LOL

Lover of Books said...

Strawberries To Die For
Krista

Maggie Sefton said...

Leann---I ADORE spinach salads with nuts and seeds. And this is a new one for me. Mega thanks, girl!

The Hot Heads Groupie said...

Berry Sinister Salad?

sumagoo said...

Thanks for the new salad recipe. Need ideas for this summer's family gatherings. This would be perfect for next weekend.