strawberries and salads


i know strawberry salads have been making the blog world rounds, but i am convinced that this is the most delicious salad ever. EVER.

clearly i am not a food blogger since it took me getting halfway through the salad to think about taking a photo, so please excuse the messy plate :) however, i still think it looks amazing in all it's messiness. and it is making me really hungry just writing this post!


summer strawberry spinach salad

1 lb. fresh organic baby spinach
1 pt. fresh strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese

poppy seed dressing:
1/2 C sugar
2 T. sesame seeds
1 T. poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp minced fresh onion
1/4 tsp. worcestershire
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 C red wine
1/2 c vegetable oil

mix the salad ingredients, but if you are taking to a party, don't put on the crumbled blue cheese or poppy seed dressing until ready to serve.

i mix up the poppy seed dressing, and refrigerate for 1 hour or more. make sure the salad dressing is well shaken and dissolved as much as possible before tossing with the salad ingredients.

and for a real treat, toss in some grilled chicken. so yummy. enjoy!