Saturday, November 3, 2012

Spinach Salad

We had a birthday celebration for my husband this evening.  It was spectacular.  It is really nice out in the evenings finally, so we enjoyed dinner outside.  I made this delicious salad.

The recipe:

10 ounces fresh spinach- torn into bite size pieces
1 quart strawberries- washed and sliced
1 can mandarin oranges
1/4 cup almonds- slivered
1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/8 cup distilled white vinegar
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced (or chopped) onion

For Dressing:

In medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, and onion. Cover and let chill for one hour.

In large bowl, combine spinach, strawberries, mandarin oranges, and almonds.  Mix in dressing when ready to serve.

*Note*  The dressing is very light and is a great combination to the fruit and spinach.  It was really easy to make and was a big hit.

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