(Bree and Grace in a picture I lifted from her new blog City Girl)
Grace and Lilly of course top the list - but this salad ranks pretty high too!
Have I mentioned that I LOVE spinach? Maybe I have . . . cheesy spinach soup, farm fresh spinach quiche, stuffed shells Florentine. I guess I have mentioned it a time or two.
However, I may not have mentioned that I LOVE strawberries too.
This salad has BOTH! Covered in a snappy vinaigrette.
It screams SPRING!!!!!!
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. minced onion
In small bowl mix above ingredients. Chill one hour.
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
Combine spinach, strawberries, and almonds in large salad bowl. Stir chilled vinaigrette and pour over salad; toss. Refrigerate 10-15 minutes before serving.
*Note: This makes a BIG salad - great for family gatherings. I would recommend the recipe in half for just serving at home.
Thanks Bree for emailing me this recipe so I could do this post!