Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Spinach Strawberry SaladWarmer temperatures, blooming tulips, and fresh strawberries. It must be spring.

With its perfect combination of sweet and tart, this is one of my all-time favorite salad recipes. Couple it with grilled seafood, or just toss some grilled chicken in there to make it a meal. I hope you enjoy it.





1 package fresh spinach, washed

1 quart strawberries, quartered

1 purple onion, sliced into skinny rings

½ cup coconut (or slivered almonds, if you prefer)

For the dressing:

½ cup sugar

¼ cup raspberry vinegar

2 Tbsp. sesame seeds

¼ tsp paprika

½ tsp Worcestershire sauce

½ cup oil


Toss together spinach, strawberries, onion, and coconut.

For the dressing, combine vinegar and sugar in a cruet and shake until sugar dissolves. Add sesame seeds, paprika, and Worcestershire. Add oil and shake vigorously. Toss with salad and serve immediately.


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