This and that: Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Friday, June 29, 2012

Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

My strawberry patch has been wonderful this year and we have been able to eat fresh strawberries just about every day... at least the ones that the chipmunks don't get! I am not sure why they just have to take one bite out of many... It would be so much nicer if they just ate the whole strawberry and left some for me :). But the ones that they have gotten their chompers in go to the bird feeders so then either the chippies, squirrels or birds can have a feast on my strawberries.... But, anyways here is my recipe:
                           Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
spinach strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing

1/3 cup white sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp dry mustard
1 tbsp poppy seed
1/2 cup vegetable oil (I used sunflower oil)
1/4 tsp paprika

dried cranberries
red onions
glazed walnuts

For the dressing mix first 6 ingredients in a bowl until sugar is dissolved.  Let sit for a short bit so the flavors mix.  I let it sit on the counter top for approximately 1/2 hour.  Long enough for me to get some pictures and make the chicken that I had with it.
Combine the last 6 ingredients. I just add until I think there is enough of everything (do for your own taste)  Pour dressing onto spinach strawberry mixture or serve separately and let your guest use as much dressing as they would like.
I served this with grill chicken.. I sprinkled thyme, basil and greek seasoning on chicken breasts and grilled on my George Foreman Grill until chicken is cooked thoroughly.

with dressing

dressing on the side
      This is a great summer salad.  Enjoy!
                                      Until next time <3 <3 <3 Marlys

Links:  foodie friends friday, Anyonita Nibbles


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks--- I hope that you linked a recipe to our foodie friends Friday linky party!

  2. Looks good Marlys!! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!


  3. thanks for the recipe! Hubby just made us spinach/strawberry salad with red onion, bacon, grilled chicken, with raspberry vinegarette. we can try your recipe.

    1. YUM your salad sounds good... Hope that you will like this recipe... Let me know how it turns out and if you did anything different... always like to hear back if someone makes something that I post... Marlys


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