What do you do when you've got a bunch of spinach? Make Spinach Poppy Seed Salad, of course!
Luckily, we had the opportunity to use a lot of our spinach last Saturday evening. My cousin Ryan came home from his mission and we were invited to a Homecoming dinner. I love when Family gets together. And I LOVE being able to go out into the garden and gather some of what we've grown.
My cousin Maresa gave me this recipe. (I've printed my adaptations.) It is SO good!
Spinach Poppy Seed Salad
1 bag fresh spinach... (or from the garden!)
1 head iceburg lettuce
1 small onion, slivered
grated cheese (I use cheddar)
1/2 bottle real bacon pieces
2 1/4 tsp. poppyseeds
1/4 tsp. dry mustard
3/4 tsp. dry onion
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. rice vinegar
1/2 c. oil
1.Wash and tear the spinach and lettuce. Mix together.
2. Whip together or shake in a pint bottle the dressing ingredients. Add onions and marinate for 8 hours or overnight. (Maresa says she only marinates for a few hours. Me too, usually.)
3. Layer cheese, bacon, and tomatoes on top of spinah mixture. Pour the dressing over this right before serving and toss.