Are you looking to cut back on the heavier meals you may have been eating this winter? This Strawberry Spinach Salad is the perfect light lunch that will do just that. Think sweet and tart strawberries, fresh spinach, and a dressing that is to die for. Of course, if you want to rethink the dressing for something even healthier, there are plenty of options out there, but you may just find that this one is worth the sweetness.
Ingredients For The Dressing
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup distilled white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon minced onion
¼ teaspoon paprika
- ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Ingredients For The Salad
- 1 quart strawberries – cleaned, hulled and sliced
- 10 ounces fresh spinach – rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
- ¼ cup almonds, blanched and slivered
- Dressing: Start by whisking your sugar, oil, vinegar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce together in a medium sized bowl. Next, cover the mixture and chill for one hour.
Salad: Combine your strawberries, spinach, and almonds in a large bowl.
Dressing and salad together: After it has been chilling for one hour, pour the homemade dressing you made over your salad and toss it in order to make sure everything is coated. Finally, refrigerate the final product for about ten or fifteen minutes until it is ready to serve.
The feedback for this recipe is overwhelmingly positive. Many of those who have reviewed it online have also offered slight modifications to the recipe. Remember, it only serves four people, so if you decide to take it to a party or get-together, be sure you prepare enough for the entire group. After all, it probably will be pretty popular.
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