I have never rated a recipe below a four and I feel bad about rating this recipe a one. No one in my family enjoyed this salad. I even placed walnuts I top. I used to bags of baby leaf spinach which is a little more over four cups. I am not sure if it is a misprint but four cups of oil is way to much to the only 2 teaspoons rasberry vinegar. It was to oily for our taste and you couldn't taste any of the other ingredients. I sure hope someone else will give this recipe a try and not be discourage from this review. Thanks for posting! I do enjoy trying new things.
I made 2 batches of this: 1 strickly as written, the other I played around with the ingrediants, I have come to the conclusion, that the problem is definatly the 4 cups olive oil. The 2ns batch, I reduced to 1/4 cup of olive oil and it came out much better. You might want to re-check that recipe and be sure it calls for 4 cups of oil - because that really is a LOT of oil, even for an oil and vinegar recipe. The magazine might have been a misprint, but 1/4 cup of oil seems to be right. If you revise the recipe, I will be more than happy to re-write this review with a much better rating, but written as is, I have to rate it a one star. Sorry! Please reconsider the amount of oil.
I tried making the dressing with 1/2 cup raspberries pureed in my blender. It turned out too thick, so I added 1/2 sqeezed lime and it added a great kick to the over all taste.
I see that the amount of oil has been reduced to 1/4 cup and this made the ratio of oil to the other ingredients just right. It made a delightful dressing - I added 1/2 cup of fresh raspberries and whirred the dressing in a food processor. Instead of strawberries I used Craisins and it was a very tasty salad enjoyed by all
I found the only problem with this recipe was simply too much oil in it, I think that if you reduce the amount of oil that this recipe would be great. Sorry I would really like to rate this a lot higher, please consider revising.