Strawberry Spinach Salad - (4-6 servings)
- ½ pound cleaned baby spinach
- 1 pint cleaned, sliced strawberries
- ½ large vidalia or Spanish onion sliced in rings
- ½ cup sugar
- 2 Tbs sesame seeds
- 1 Tbs poppyseeds
- 1 ½ tsp minced onion
- ¼ tsp worchestershire sauce
- ¼ tsp paprika
- ¼ cup cider vinegar
- ½ cup vegetable oil
- 2 Tbs sugar
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
Combine the almonds and sugar in a skillet over low heat. Stir until the sugar just melts and coats the almonds. Remove from the pan and allow to cool, separating the almonds so they don't clump.
Mix all the dressing ingredients EXCEPT for the oil. Stir to mix and allow the sugar to dissolve. Using a blender or mix, add the oil in a steady stream until the dressing is emulsified.
Arrange the spinach on individual plates, top with the onion rings and strawberries. Drizzle with the salad dressing. At the last moment, sprinkle the salad with the sugared almonds.