Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Strawberry Spinach Salad



It is still winter in Utah but the Strawberries at the grocery store remind me that spring has to be on its way! My favorite springy salad comes from a Pampered Chef Cookbook (unavailable). I have modified the original recipe a bit and it is delicious!


STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD



Dressing: 1 teaspoon lemon zest, 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice. Mix zest and juice with 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar, 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil and 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds. Refrigerate.


Salad: ¼ cup toasted almond slices ( I used sugared almonds), 2 cups sliced strawberries, 1 medium sliced cucumber, ¼ cup sliced red onion and 1 pkg. baby spinach (6 ounces.) Mix all salad ingredients and toss with dressing just before serving. This yummy salad is low in fat and high in taste. You will love it!

To make sugared almonds mix together 1 cup desired nut and ¼ cup sugar, cook over medium/high heat stirring constantly. Sugar will melt and caramelize, watch closely, pour on buttered plate, separate while hot.

Linked to That Skinny Chick Can Bake Blog Hop--SaladsGreenLove

13 comments:

Ronnie & KaLee said...

So glad you have joined the blogging world! Can't wait to try all of your yummy dishes.

Amber said...

I have a few fresh lemons that are just begging to be made into dressing. Looks tasty!

Annalee said...

I forgot to say thanks for the yummy recipe and also that I LOVE your header, picture, and title etc! You are hilarious!

Jon and Julie said...

I am soo excited for your recipes! Thank you so much! I love the pictures! You're simply amazing! Love ya! Julie
I need to bring you this pan!!

Jenn Erickson said...

What a beautiful, light, and delicious salad!

DeskSnacker said...

This is perfect. I've got all the ingredients on hand.

Cake said...

Strawberry and spinach salad is one of my early spring favorites. Glad you joined our #greenslove bloghop!

Georgie said...

Beautiful and beautiful. Love the flavors and the photos.

Laura at The Art of Cooking Real Food said...

Beautiful salad! Sending a little #greenslove your way :-)

Elizabeth @Mango_Queen said...

I love strawberry spinach salad! This has all the flavors I look for in a salad. Thanks for sharing the greenslove with us!

Amber Brady said...

I love fruit in my salad! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays!

~Amber
http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com/

Susan Pridmore said...

I love spinach salads with fruit ! This is perfect. Loving all these salads!

Cynthia Landrie said...

Love spinach salad with strawberries! My first one was at Gettysburg and I have loved them since! Love the dressing too!