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Spinach salad

with strawberries
Strawberries in a salad? You bet! This fresh salad combines tart and sweet flavors to perfection. Using fresh, natural ingredients, it’s easy to make, great tasting, and very healthy.

You can turn this salad into a main course by adding grilled chicken or salmon.

  1 bunch fresh spinach, rinsed and torn into bite-size pieces
  1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  1 medium cucumber, sliced
  2 tablespoons poppy or sesame seeds
  1 tablespoon white sugar
  1/4 cup olive oil
  2 tablespoons white or balsamic vinegar
  Pinch of paprika
  1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  1 tablespoon onion, minced
  1 clove garlic, minced
  1/4 cup almonds, slivered
  Salt and pepper to taste


In a blender, blend the poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and onion. Cover, and chill for one hour.

In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, red onion, cucumbers, and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Fun Variations

To add more color, consider adding fresh raspberries or blackberries.

Sprinkle on some crumbled goat or blue cheese.

Try adding a few strawberries in the blender when making the dressing.

Fresh sliced mandarin oranges make a tangy addition.

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