Saturday, May 15, 2010

It's Strawberry Time in East Tennessee!















It's strawberry time in East Tennessee!!! Yesterday, my sweet next door neighbor Anna, sent over the first I've had of the season . They are gorgeous and very, very tasty. It has my mind racing now of all my favorite strawberry recipes. Here's one of my favorites:




STRAWBERRY ALMONDINE SPINACH SALAD


(Serves 4-6)


1/2 pound spinach, washed well
1 pint strawberries, capped and sliced
2 oz. sliced almonds, toasted
1/2 cup sugar
1 T. sesame seeds
1 T. poppy seeds
1 & 1/2 t. minced onion
1 & 1/4 t. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 t. paprika
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Tear spinach into bite-sized pieces, place in salad bowl. Add strawberries and almonds. Place remaining ingredients in a blender, and blend for 20 to 30 seconds. Pour dressing over salad five minutes before serving.
I promise you, add some baked fish and a glass of white wine and you've got a summer dinner that's a keeper! By the way, the dressing from the salad works equally well with mandarin oranges when strawberry season is finished. Bon Appetit! and have a lovely day!

4 comments:

waterwaif said...

Sounds wonderful!

Saw you on the etsy forums!

Tara
waterwaif
http://waterwaif.blogspot.com

Chrissy Ann Ceramics said...

Sounds yum! I'll have to give it a shot sometime this week!
Thanks for sharing!
Cheers, Chrissy

Almost Precious said...

Oh how I love this time of year with all the sweet berries that are in season. The strawberry salad looks soooo good, I'll have to give it a try. Saw your blog post on the etsy forums, glad I checked it out as I am now following it. :)

MaddyAnne said...

This looks so yummy!

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