It is the time of year when the strawberries are ripe and nothing says summer more than a nice summertime salad. This Strawberry Spinach Salad is a great dish to bring to the summer backyard party or serve as a healthy side for family dinner. Feel free to add more fruit like blueberries to this salad as well.



2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced purple onion
10 ounces fresh spinach – rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces
1 quart strawberries – cleaned, hulled and sliced
1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered


1. Whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion in a medium bowl.

2. Cover, and chill for one hour.

3. Combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds in a large bowl.

4. Pour dressing over salad, and toss.

5. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

What is your favorite summertime recipe?

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