Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Spinach Poppy Seed Salad Recipe

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!
The Recipe:

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

grape tomatoes


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.


BRI AND TIM said...


Anonymous said...

The salad you made for Ryan's homecoming was delicious!! I am glad you put the recipe up. YUMMY:)

The Heaton's said...

Thanks for sharing! Looks yummy!

Ence Family said...

I love that salad! It is so good! I can't wait for our spinach to grow! I must have planted late or else it is not coming! Yours looks great!

Mubeen said...

Yum! I'll have to try it!

Mom and Dad said...

I hope you don't care if I copied Marissa's receipe. I know her and Andre was one on my best friends growing up. Janice Peacock Email: