Friday, July 30, 2010

Strawberry Spinach Salad

This salad has become our new favorite salad.  It has a sweet, tangy flavor with lots of crunch.  My family went crazy over it.  The dressing makes enough for two salads.  I stored the leftover dressing in the refrigerator for several days and then used it again on another salad.  It was still yummy.  This salad would be a great spring salad because the spinach and strawberries would be fresh from the garden.  Since we don't have a garden this year, we are enjoying it all summer long.  Hope you enjoy!

1 bag fresh baby spinach
1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
8 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/4 cup red onion
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup raspberry vinegar

In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, bacon, onion and nuts.  In a small mixing bowl, combine the remaining ingredients to make the dressing.  You can stir it, but I used my stick blender.  Pour about half of the dressing over the salad.  You may prefer to use even less than that.  Refrigerate leftover dressing for later uses. 

grace and peace,