Sunday, April 24, 2011

Strawberry Salad with a Poppy Seed Dressing

One of my favorite blogs posted about this salad, and at the last minute I decided to add it to my Easter Dinner (which we had a day early). It was delicious! I just love fresh fruit/berries in a greens salad (it's only a recent fave). I of course adapted the recipe a little using a greens mix, and then forgot to add the red onions to my salad! The dressing was a little too sweet, so next time I'll cut back on the sugar, otherwise I loved this salad!

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
adapted from Your Homebased Mom

Mixed greens salad mix
Red onion, chopped (as much as you like)
Strawberries, sliced
Sugared Almonds (1/2 C nuts to 1/4 sugar)
Poppy Seed Dressing (below)

Combine spinach and dressing and top with strawberries, nuts and red onion.

Sugared Nuts:
Combine a 1/2 cup of almonds along with 1/4 cup of sugar in a small frying pan over medium heat and continuously stir. One sugar starts to dissolve, keep a close eye on it so the nuts don't over cook and burn. Once glazed, remove nuts to a plate to cool, then break apart to crumble over salad.

Poppy Seed Dressing:
1/2 canola oil
1/4 C apple cider vinegar
1/3 C sugar (or less)
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp dried minced onion
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp paprika

Mix together ingredients well and pour over salad.

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Kathleen Bade said...

Love the looks of this salad. And holy manz I love this new blog background with the herb words!

Kathleen Bade said...

I had to come back one more time and look, love the header, love everything about this new look. kinda wish I had it. nice job.

Kathleen Bade said...

Me again.

uhhhhh okay I'm slow. this is the recipe one. and the other is the giveaway one. man i am slow.

Leslie said...

What a fresh and lovely salad!

Anonymous said...

Yummy this looks so refreshing!

Rachelle S said...

Thanks! =)

Kathleen, I figured I'd go for a food related background this time (for my recipe blog)...thinking of changing the header again, I'm so indecisive...I need to learn web graphics/design lol.

Big Dude said...

My wife has become a big fan of strawberries on greens and is always looking for a new dressing - I believe she'll really go for this one.

Concetta said...

Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe - love it! I will be making this soon!

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