Saturday, September 12, 2009

Strawberry Fields Salad

Hard to call this "white trash" because the dressing is home made, but it is easy, and it is probably one of the best salads I have had in a long time, so totally worth it.


2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion
10 ounces fresh spinach - rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
1 quart strawberries - cleaned, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered


  1. In a blender, puree the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion. Cover, and chill for one hour.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds. 
  3. You can mix the dressing in with the salad and chill, but I prefer to serve it on the side.
Add chicken; add crumbled bacon; add feta or blue cheese; substitute almonds for walnuts or candied almonds; add chopped red onions