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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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