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Spinach Salad with Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing

17 Apr

This salad is great for summertime!

Summer has arrived early around here, and we’ve been doing all of our usual summertime things early too! That includes some of what we’ve been eating as well.

A long time ago, before we had kids, I found a recipe for Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing and Salad. I know it is from a long time ago because I have it written in the back of the cookbook that my college roommate gave to me, and I used to make it all the time before we had kids but I hadn’t made it in years and years. Recently we were planning out our meals and my husband said, “Didn’t we used to make a strawberry spinach salad a long time ago?”

Yes, yes we did, and the recipe was right where I remembered it was.

The recipe for the salad itself is simple: strawberries and fresh spinach leaves (or you can use Romaine or Boston Lettuce instead of spinach).

The recipe for the dressing is below. I also know my friend Donna makes a similar salad also, so when I find out her recipe for dressing, if it’s any different I’ll post hers at a later date as well.

STRAWBERRY POPPYSEED DRESSING
INGREDIENTS

2 Teaspoons Honey

1/4 cup lowfat strawberry yogurt (I always do a cup of yogurt and increase the other ingredients accordingly.)

1/4 tsp. poppyseeds

1 cup sliced strawberries (or as many as you want.)

Chopped pecans (optional and we don’t use them.)

I serve the dressing on the side so that people can take as much or as little as they want. If you don't have poppyseeds, they're not crucial to the recipe, but they do add a little special something to the salad and the overall presentation.

DIRECTIONS

Mix first three ingredients for dressing.

Arrange salad on a plate.

Top with sliced strawberries.

Drizzle dressing over the top.

Add chopped pecans if desired.

This salad makes a great dish to bring to a summertime BBQ or party!

ENJOY!