Saturday, December 29, 2007

Spinach Salad ~


There comes a time during the holiday season when I tell myself "enough is enough...I can not eat any more food......I do not even want to think of food!" But then comes dinner-time and what's a person to do ? I decided to make this spinach salad thinking it would settle my food attitude down a notch. The fresh strawberries were very inviting , helping to stomp out any notion or desire for dessert. It was all I needed and what's more important, I felt good about what I ate.......so did the rest of the family!
2 Bunches of spinach , 1 pint of fresh strawberries, sliced thin.
Dressing
1 1/2 t. minced onion.
1/4 t. worcestershire sauce.
1/2 cup of oil, canola
1/4 cup of red wine vinegar
1/4 t.paprika
1 t. poppy seeds
2 T. of sesame seeds.
1/2 cup of splenda, sugar substitute
Salt and pepper to taste.
In a small container with a lid, add all dressing ingredients and shake well. Pour desired amount over spinach and toss slightly.

19 comments:

K & S said...

this sounds and looks really good! Happy 2008!

Peabody said...

Oh if only I could get my husband to eat salad. This looks delightfully refreshing.

Lydia said...

I saw beautiful strawberries in the market yesterday, and this salad would be perfect with them. Many years ago a neighbor made a spinach and strawberry salad for us, with blanched green beans and asparagus in it. Ever since then I've been hooked on fruit in salads.

Britt-Arnhild said...

I would love some fresh strawberries right now, but they are still far, far away up here.....

katiez said...

Ahhhh, spring! I can have this salad in.... April, or May, or June.
I can dream about it until then. It looks lovely!

winedeb said...

So "holidaish" looking! I really enjoy fresh fruit in salads. It surely perks them up! And you are right, you just feel so healthy consuming them!
Where is your new business located? Anywhere between Florida and Ohio?

T.W. Barritt said...

Lovely! I'm just about at that point where I've had enough of food, but of course, it is New Years Eve! This salad would kick off the 2008 just right. Happy New Year, Jann!

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Divine! That would be a very festive and perfect salad to welcome the new year with! Here's to lots of great salads like this one in 2008! The best to you Jann.

Cynthia said...

Oh I know what you mean hon. And the strawberries do make the salad inviting.

Happy new year!

Suz said...

Happy New Year, Jann!

Betty C. said...

For some reason salad has been tasting awfully good to me since New Year's Eve...

Happy New Year Jann!

Jann said...

K&s ~this salad is as delicious as it looks!
Peabody ~I thought everyone likes salads...better work on him!!! hehe!!
Lydia ~our strawbwerries are in season, early this year, thank goodness!
Britt ~do you need me to mail some berries to you?

Jann said...

katie z~glad that the berries are out of the fields now...we have been having some very cold weather!

Jann said...

Winedeb~ thaks for visitng and Happy new Year to you.....chilly your way? Freezing up here a tad north of Tampa! Yes, on the way if you go highway 19!
T.W. I'm with you~still stuffed to the gills!
My kitchen ~happy new year to you, also. I am always so glad to hear from you!Salads rule!!

Mimi said...

Spinach and strawberries - what a healthy combo! I love food that makes you feel good about eating it.

If only I could just eat salads all the time and feel full as well as virtuous!

Terry B said...

This sounds wonderfully refreshing after lots of heavy holiday foods. I have to say, though, this first day back at work post-holidays, I think we were all missing the wonderful treats vendors had been plying us with for weeks.

Caffienated Cowgirl said...

Oh I am such a nut for spinach salad! Yours looks divine...a welcome change from the heavy holiday foods for sure :)

Happy New Year!

la fourchette said...

oh my! I am also ready for salads at this time of year...and anything 'spinach' works for me! This salad looks delicious - and the dressing is very similar to a dressing my mother used to make when I was a child...I'd forgotten all about it as I've been in my French vinaigrette phase. Thanks for the lovely reminder. Bonne année from the south of France!
Leslie

Joy said...

Thsi looks divine - thanks for sharing!