Saturday, June 30, 2012

The Best Summer {Strawberry} Spinach Salad

The Best Summer Spinach Salad
My mother-in-law introduced us to this salad last year from a community church cook book...and it is ah-may-zing! Since summer is seemingly upon us I decided to share it with you, it is simply delicious!


  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp raspberry vinegar (may use white to substitute)
  • 1/2 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds
  • 1 green onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp paprika
Mix well!

The rest:
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds or pecans
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 bag of baby spinach

You need to candy the nuts. How? Cook sugar and water together in frying pan over medium heat until sugar melts stirring often with wooden spoon. When sugar melts to golden brown, add nuts stirring constantly until coated, about 6-8 minutes. Immediately turn onto tin foil to cool.

Finally, add all your ingredients together in a salad-like fashion, toss with dressing before you're ready to serve. Enjoy!



  1. This looks incredible! Sadly, I'm not hungry right now after inhaling 2 (gasp!) brownies for dinner. I suppose this would be a more healthful option. Tomorrow's a new day!

    1. Ugggh....I'm trying so hard to eat healthier. And I'm not even eating really that bad! But the weight....she keeps a coming on like CRAZY with this pregnancy!

  2. I made this the Sunday before Luke's bday. Sooo good! I didn't have green onion so substituted red. Tasted just as good.


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