Friday, September 6, 2013

Strawberry Spinach Salad

This is our favorite, go to salad in the summer.  I feel like I've been making it almost weekly lately.  I like to serve it with Roast Sticky Chicken for an easy dinner, especially when I don't want to spend the afternoon in the kitchen.

Strawberry Spinach Salad 
Prep Time: approx. 10 Minutes.
Ready in: approx. 1 Hour 10 Minutes.
Makes 4 servings. 

2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion
10 ounces fresh spinach - rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
1 quart strawberries - cleaned, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered

1 In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion. Cover, and chill for one hour.
2 In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

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