Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Spinach Strawberry Salad

I always seem to get on a salad kick when summer goes into full gear. This is one of my favorites, although it requires a little work. I love a great homemade dressing and a little bit of crunch. Throw in a some chicken and you have a fabulous meal. Enjoy.

Spinach Strawberry Salad

1 pkg baby leaf spinach
basket of fresh strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup candied pecans*
1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

Mix dressing in blender:

3/4 teaspoon poppy seeds
1/3 teaspoon dry mustard
1/3 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup oil
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar

*Candied pecans
In nonstick pan, heat 1/3 cup sugar and the 3/4 cup pecans over medium heat, stirring often, until sugar begins to melt. Stir constantly until pecans are coated. Watch carefully so they don't burn! Remove from heat. Spread out on wax paper to cool.

1 comment:

Weston and Karen said...

ok so this is the first time I've gotten on this blog since you very first created it. I have been missing out!!!!!!!!!! What yummy receipes.