Archive for the ‘Spinach’ Category

Here in Southwest Missouri many markets are seeing loads of spinach, and if they’re lucky enough to have high tunnel farmers, they may already have strawberries too!  I found all these salad ingredients at my local market this week.   I took it to church for a fellowship dinner and at the end, I was left with a little dressing at the bottom of the bowl.  This recipe is a keeper!  Friend of the Ladies – Eileen

Spinach/Strawberry Salad

About 6 cups of spinach leaves, washed and torn into bite sized pieces
1 pint of fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered or sliced
1/4 cup thinly sliced red onions (or this time of year, use the lovely spring onions)
1/4 cup crumbled feta or chevre cheese
1/2 cup candied pecan pieces, chopped (these were at the kettle corn stand and they are delish!)
3 – 4 tablespoons of raspberry-poppy seed dressing (recipe below)

In a large bowl, toss the spinach, most of the strawberries, onion and half cheese with the dressing. Sprinkle with pecans and the rest of the cheese and strawberries.

Raspberry-poppy seed dressing
1/4 cup grated/minced onion or spring onions
1/2 cup raspberry vinegar or raspberry balsamic vinegar
1/4 to 1/2 cup sugar, to taste
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup poppy seeds

Mix together thoroughly all ingredients except oils. Whip in oils until well combined. Dressing will keep several weeks in the refrigerator.


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Here’s a recipe that’s right on target with the season.  You should be able to get all the main ingredients right now at your local farmers market.


Easy Spinach Salad

 10 ounces of fresh spinach

1 red onion

6 boiled eggs

8 ounces chopped bacon

2 tablespoon ketchup

1 cup miracle whip

1 tablespoon oil

1/2 cup or equivalent sugar-free sweetener

 In a small bowl, mix together ketchup, miracle whip, oil and sugar. Mix well and refrigerate. In a large bowl, combine spinach, red onion, cubed eggs and bacon pieces. Toss well. Drizzle dressing over salad mixture and toss well.

Market Lady Trish Reed

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