Recipe by Charlotte J
Spinach and strawberries what an odd combination for a recipe. That is what I thought before trying this the first time. Now I get many requests to bring this for dinner parties. The raspberry wine vinegar adds a marvelous taste, and compliments the first two ingredients. This salad is very eye pleasing in crystal.
Top Review by Mysterygirl
This is another one of those favorite recipes that was lost. Thank you so much posting. I just love the taste of the strawberries mixed with the taste of the spinach. I much prefer this recipe to those that add mandarin oranges to the spinach salad. Everyone should try this at least once.
- 1 lb spinach (I pinch off the larger stems)
- 1 pint strawberry, sliced set a few aside (egg slicer works wonders)
- 1⁄2 cup pecans, toasted
- 1⁄3 cup roland raspberry red wine vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup sugar or 1⁄2 cup sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon dry mustard
- 3⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
Directions See How It's Made
- Toast pecans over low heat, set aside to cool.
- Combine dressing ingredients and shake well.
- Toss and garnish with a few sliced strawberries.
- Serve immediately.
- (Thanks to Chef #320254's review I'm updating this) If you'd like, use a high speed mini-mixer to emulsify the dressing.
- Roland, makes a Raspberry Flavored Wine Vinegar.