We got this book as a wedding gift. I didn't realize what a great book it was until just lately when she showed me this recipe. The only strange thing to me about this recipe, is that it is a poppy seed dressing, and the poppy seeds are optional. I don't know about you but that seems quite funny!
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
1 pint of strawberries sliced
1-2 cups Candy Coated Chopped Pecans (recipe below)
In a large bowl, pour in desired amount of spinach. Top with strawberries and pecans. Serve with poppy seed dressing.
Poppy Seed Dressing
1 1/4 Tbsp poppy seeds (optional)
3/4 Cup vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp grated onion
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp dry mustard
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
Mix everything in a blender. Refrigerate unused dressing for future use. Keeps up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator.
Candy coated pecans
Chop pecans and pour into a skillet. Sprinkle a generous amount of sugar over the pecans. Over medium low heat, stir continuously until sugar is melted and begins to crystallize. Remove from heat and let cool on a plate.