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For those who haven't tasted this type of salad, I highly recommend it! Sounds a little odd if you're not used to fruit in a green salad, but it's absolutely delicious. Recipe from Edmonton Journal paper.
- 4 cups baby spinach leaves, washed
- 1 cup red cabbage, shredded
- 2 green onions, diced
- 1⁄4 cup cider vinegar
- 1⁄2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
- 1⁄4 teaspoon paprika
- 1⁄4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup fresh strawberries, halved
- 1⁄2 cup toasted slivered almonds
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
- Combine the spinach, red cabbage and green onion.
- Whisk the cider vinegar, olive oil, sugar, poppy seeds, paprika and worcestershire sauce together in a bowl.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Toss the salad with the poppy seed dressing and arrange on eight individual plates.
- Top with fresh strawberries, almonds and sesame seeds.
I am a big fan of strawberry Spinach Salads with the Poppy Seed dressing, but this dressing was a little tart for me. I found another recipe very similar that used white vinegar instead of cider vinegar and will use that as a substitution in the future as well as increasing the sugar to 1/3 cup. I guess I just prefer a sweeter dressing.
I really loved this salad, Lizeroo! The dressing was perfect in its sweetness and I appreciated that it didn't separate (with the seeds falling to the bottom). I subbed a tiny bit of balsamic for the worcestershire (since my bottle came crashing down and broke!) Roxygirl
I really enjoyed this salad dressing, and it went over very well at a large party. I used Bibb lettuce and spinach. I used mainly white wine vinegar, but with a tablespoon of cider. I added an extra tablespoon of sugar. I also added blueberries and sliced cucumbers, which went well with the strawberries. The salad tasted fresh and healthful. Thanks for a great recipe!