Have made this with Musclan lettuce, spinach. I have candied the pecans. I always add Feta cheese crumbles. I have also substituted craisins when the strawberries are not at their best. It is also good with sliced fresh pears and a balsmic vinegar dressing. I admit to never making my own but always purchase a good raspberry vinegrette and it is always a huge hit. I always add the vinegrette at the very last minute and it does save on the salad dressing.
My boss makes this salad and had given me this recipe but I misplaced it before I could try it. When I came across this I decided to try it, made it tonight and it was fantastic! For the salad I mixed romaine lettuce with baby spinach leaves and since I don't like pecans I added sliced almonds. I couldn't find raspberry vinegar so I used red wine vinegar, omitted the poppy seeds and used an emulsion blender. It was fantastic. I'm taking leftovers to work with grilled chicken for lunch tomorrow. I can't wait!
So so good...I had put it together few months ago and have not stopped making it regularly. But for the first time, I ended up using Raspberry Vinegar...since I never used to have it before...and boy...what a difference! I still don't have dry mustard...so I use regular mustard and yummmm... This salad is always requested at all family gatherings now...no matter what the menu :) Thank you so much for posting!
This was very good, the dressing ets 5 stars (I did get to use my own raspberry inegar that I canned in the summer). I did change a few things though. I added feta cheese and a bunch of green onions. And the dressing I used canola oil instead (better fats). The dressing is wonderful, and the salad is great. You could make the dressing all by itself for other salads too!
the salad and the dressing were wonderful! Thanks. During the winter when strawberries aren't in season, I used pomegranate seeds instead of strawberries.
I have this exact same recipe...it's one of my favorites! This salad is also great with mandarin oranges in addition to the strawberries or alone.
I have wanted to try this recipe for awhile. I'm glad i finally did. this is an excellent salad, that my husband and i really loved. will definitely make this again. this time i will try it with frozen strawberries that i have in the freezer. thanks Charlotte J for the great recipe.
I hate to be the party pooper here, but I didn't absolutely love this the way many of you did. I thought the dressing was much too sweet and sugary. It is unique though, and certainly a conversation piece.
I rarely give five stars, but this is worth it. Used balsamic instead, reduced sugar to a tbs of Equal, and threw in toasted slivered almonds because pecans are not my favorite nut. Fantasticalness!