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William (Uncle Bill) Anatooskin's Note:
An absolutely delightful and tasty salad, especially when fresh baby spinach and strawberries are available. This recipe was given to me by a famous Chef in Palm Springs, CA. This is a must to make.
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- 8 cups fresh Baby Spinach, about 8 ounces
- 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries, about 8 ounces
- 1SALAD: Break off root ends and tough stems (if any) and discard.
- 2Place spinach in a large bowl, add ice and cover with water; set aside to chill.
- 3SUGARED ALMONDS: In a small saucepan, combine almonds, sugar and water.
- 4Cook over medium-low heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until sugar is almost completely melted and nuts are golden, stirring occasionally- (there will be unmelted sugar on nuts).
- 5Spread almonds on a large plate; let cool and then break into small pieces.
- 6(Make ahead, as nuts can be stored in an air-tight container for about 3 days).
- 7DRESSING: In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, honey, poppy seeds and chives.
- 8Drizzle in olive oil and whisk until blended.
- 9Now whisk in Dijon mustard until well blended.
- 10Whisk in salt and pepper to taste.
- 11Remove spinach leaves from water, pat dry on paper towelling and break into pieces.
- 12Add to a large mixing bowl.
- 13Add sliced strawberries and toss lightly to mix.
- 14Add dressing and toss gently until spinach and berries are lightly coated.
- 15Add almonds, toss lightly and serve.
- 16TIP: Packaged ready-to-use baby spinach can be found in the produce section of most supermarkets.
- 17There are 8 cups of baby spinach in (one- 6 ounce) package.
- 18NOTE: Only make enough salad that will be eaten at this one time serving. The salad will get somewhat soggy if kept for another day.
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Nutritional Facts for Spinach/Strawberry Salad
Serving Size: 1 (125 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 277.9
- Calories from Fat 159
- Total Fat 17.7 g
- Saturated Fat 2.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 237.9 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 28.1 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.7 g
- Sugars 20.9 g
- Protein 5.3 g