Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Spinach Strawberry Salad

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July weekend! We spent some time in Portland, Oregon and really enjoyed the city and the Waterfront Blues Festival. A few snaps from that trip and those UO tops I mentioned coming up later this week...

So here is the salad I mentioned earlier... it is sooo easy and makes a really nice presentation - gorgeous colors. I put the dressing in a separate container if I am taking to a dinner or party at someone's house, and mix up right before we eat. I always seem to make too much dressing, so add in slowly until it looks about right.

There are lots of versions of this, but I got my original recipe here.

You need:

A container/bag of fresh baby spinach ( a couple big bunches)
A container of strawberries, sliced

1/2 c. oil ( I used olive)
1/4 c. white wine vinegar
1/2 c. white sugar
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1/4 tsp paprika

Put all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk:

Pour over the spinach and strawberries (not too much!) and toss.

Happy Tuesday!



  1. Looks fantastic!!! I love salad's like those my hubby calls them "chick food" and is not a fan! I have my MIL coming this week and am going to make that for lunch!

  2. How many different ways can I say "Yumalicious!" It looks so good, thank you for posting the recipe!

    Sending you a smile,

  3. I love virtually passing around recipes. This DOES look really good - except my BF is like Tricia's hubby when it comes to salads! I'll need to wait for a more open-minded companion occassion!

  4. As a vegetarian, I can't wait to try this recipe. I'm always looking for something to spice up my dinner. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I have had this salad but did not have the recipe. Its really delicious. Thanks for sharing!

  6. One of my favorites, although I would add some goat cheese and walnuts! YUMMY!!!