Strawberry season salad
Works good with either strawberries or raspberries, it’s one of my salad faves. The dressing really makes the dish so don’t hesitate to double the recipe and save some to sauce up other salads later in the week. The first time I took this salad to an event it was a family party. The buffet was to begin following a program. I brought the ingredients in separate packages with the sauce in a leak proof container. Just before dinner I tossed everything together. The spinach was fresh and unwilted, the candied nuts were crunchy and sweet, the bacon crispy, and the strawberries lightly coated with the rosyalpha blockers and cialis – mayo clinic pharmacy – generic cialis at walgreens – viagra pills for men – viagra for sale galway
dressing. Next thing I knew everyone, ok several people, were asking for the recipe. I consider a requested recipe one of my finest compliments.
Recipe: Spinach Strawberry Salad with Candied Nuts
Prep Time: 10 Minutes | Cook Time: 3-5 Minutes | Yield: 6 servings | Level: Easy
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp mustard
- 1/4 cup red onion, coarsely chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 6 cups baby spinach
- 4 slices crisp bacon, crumbled
- 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
- 1/2 cup candied pecans
2 In a large bowl, combine the spinach, bacon, strawberries and nuts.
3 Pour enough dressing over all to lightly coat ingredients then gently mix. May not need all the dressing. Serve immediately.
To make this without a food processor or blender, finely chop the onions.
To make candied nuts place 2 parts nuts with 1 part sugar in a sauté pan. Heat on medium to medium high until the sugar melts. Scatter on a sheet pan lined with parchment or non-stick foil and to cool. Store in an airtight container.
- Exchange pecans for candied walnuts or sliced almonds.
- Exchange strawberries for raspberries or peaches. In the winter use mandarin oranges.
- Use half berries and half mandarin oranges.
- Exchange red wine for apple cider vinegar.
- Omit bacon for vegetarian dish.
Inspiration – Saucy Cuisine Kitchen
Cook with Sauces
Written by Helen Horton
Photographs by Helen Horton
Updated: June 23, 2012