This was a really good tasting salad, and the flavor of the strawberries went well with the spinach, although they, with the balsamic vinegar and sugar, took away any tartness or zip this salad could have hoped for. Now I am not one to want salads so zippy they make me pucker, but I suppose my balsamic was a cut above others (not all balsamics are created equally) and would not recommend a 1:1 substitution of balsamic vinegar with the raspberry vinegar unless it is cheap balsamic. And I just don't do white vinnegar in salads period, but each to his own. I would recommend if someone has good balsamic vinegar that they cut back, waay back on the sugar involved, since it is just not necessary. And since the sweetness of this salad took the zip out of the feta, leaving it like chevre, I would sub them equally since they both will taste alike in the end. I will make this again, but obviously with the tweaks I suggest, if only for myself. Thank you.
I made this last night exactly as it is written with balsamic vinegar. It was so good! I will keep this recipe and make it often! Thank you for a great recipe!
Delicious! Made for our neighborhood summer gathering and many people raved about it. Carmelized the nuts with some sugar in a frying pan on low-heat. Yum! Will definitely make again!
I made this for a Christmas gathering today & the huge bowl I brought it in was emptied. Made it exactly as suggested with the full amount of sugar. I did toast the almonds. More than one person told me it was the best part of the spread & at a Christmas event, you know there was a lot to compete with it. A keeper!
Big hit at recent BBQ. I substituted pan glazed pecans for the almonds and it worked great and super flavorful organic strawberries. The dressing is so easy to make and so delicious. I used white balsalmic vinegar and went for the lesser sugar...was perfect!
Excellent salad! If you bring this to a pot luck, everyone will ask you for the recipe. Fresh, sweet, savory, crunchy and just plain delicious!!!
O.M.G. yummy !!!!! Don't change a thing.
This salad was delicious and perfectly light for a great spring salad. My only suggestion was to use much less sugar in the dressing. I think that at most 2 tablespoons is plenty. I just used a palm full and it was perfect.
Very good salad! I made this for a family gathering and got several requests for the recipe. I made exactly as posted and used a little extra feta cheese. Thank you for the recipe.
Absolutely the best spinach salad I have ever had! The crunch of the almonds and the poppy seeds sent this over the top. I made 1 serving. The only change I made was to drizzle about half the dressing on the salad because I don't like a lot, but this was delicious! Made for Kittencal's Strawberry Patch game. Thanks Kittencal! :)