Tasty Tuesday: Admitting You're Wrong Never Tasted So Good

Every once in a while I'll come across a recipe, read the ingredients, and then think, "Yuck! That sounds disgusting!"  The recipe I'm sharing today is one of those recipes, except it's not disgusting.

When my husband was in preaching school, all of the students were having a picnic. The wives were talking about what everyone was going to bring, and my best friend said she would be bringing a Strawberry Spinach Salad. I am not known for my poker face, so she took one look at me, laughed, and said, "I promise, it's good." I agreed to try her concoction, which sounded like a waste of delicious strawberries to me. All I have to say is...I was never more happy to be wrong about a recipe. It has become one of our family's favorites.

Here is what you need to make Strawberry Spinach Salad:

1 package baby spinach (I chop the stems off so there is no bitter taste.)
1 package romaine lettuce (or 1 head chopped)
1 pint strawberries

First, put the romaine in a very large bowl (it's a large salad!) and add the spinach. Toss.

Now slice the strawberries lengthwise and add them to the bowl as well.

At this point, you can set the salad in the refrigerator until you are ready to serve it.

Right before you serve the salad, you need to make the dressing. Here is what you need:

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 tsp. Worstechire sauce
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. paprika
1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds

Combine sugar, vinegar, oil, and Worstechire sauce in a microwavable bowl. Heat in microwave on high for about two minutes until sugar dissolves.

Add the onion powder, paprika, and seeds to the sugar mixture; mix well. (I don't have a picture of this step so just imagine the above picture with seeds.)

Pour dressing mixture over salad just before serving.

When I serve this just for our family, I half this recipe because the only downside is that this salad doesn't keep. Once you've poured the dressing on it, it has to be eaten or thrown out. I take the full size salad to church potlucks or summer cook outs. There is usually nothing left!

This is the only salad Chipette will eat, and when I serve it, it's just about all she eats!!! I usually serve it paired with my Chicken and Rice Casserole.

Glad I got over my food issues long enough to give this one a try in the treehouse,


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