Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Strawberry Salad

Salad Ingredients
- bag of fresh spinach
- pint of fresh strawberries

Poppy Seed Vinegarette Ingredients
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
- 1/2 Tbs poppy seeds
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/2 cup veg oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 tsp Worcestershire
- 1/2 tsp minced onion

Caramelized Almonds Ingredients
- 3 Tbs sugar
- 1 cup sliced almonds

- Rinse spinach, remove stems and tear into pieces
- Slice Strawberries
- Combine vinegarette ingredients in blender and blend until emulsified
- heat 3 Tbs sugar in frying pan over med heat until liquid *WATCH sugar carefully so it doesn't burn-it'll taste horrible*
- Toss sliced almonds in melted sugar until coated & golden brown
- Remove from pan & spread out to cool
- Combine spinach, strawberries, sugared almonds and dressing in serving bowl
- Serve immediately

- Baby spinach doesn't need to be stemmed and torn into pieces but regular spinach does
- Almonds will cool quickly on aluminum foil in the freezer
- Don't burn the sugar

Submitted by Corinne

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