Wednesday, September 8, 2010

susan's strawberry spinach salad

monday, i had my brother, his family, my family and our aunt over to the house to celebrate not only labor day, but my aunt's 75th birthday. i grilled ribeyes, made the easiest and tastiest scalloped potatoes in existence, tossed an unbelievably delicious salad, served a pan of warm cheater yeast rolls, baked a fresh peach cobbler and scooped vanilla ice cream, overall, one dang tasty meal. today, i want to talk salad. oh my goodness i am in love. this has got to be one of the simplest, yet most flavorful salads ever. my fellow virginian and food blogger, susan, over at she's becoming doughmesstic posted this last week and it immediately went on my to do list. it was a huge hit at dinner, so much so, i had to make a new batch just for this post. well, i made a batch of the dressing, a magic elixir, and did a personal sized salad, just for me. there was a smidge of it left from monday's dinner, packed into an empty butter container, buried in the back of the fridge, but i ate it already. you have got to make this. i had a doubting thomas bellied up to the table, let's just call her my niece kristy, uh, excuse me, that child had two helping, maybe more,  but who's counting? it is that good.

 the dressing is lovely, a combination of sweet and tangy that would be perfect on most any green salad, but just take a look at this puppy....


that dressing makes the strawberries sing! i can't recommend this rockin' salad enough. you can find the recipe here. while you over at susan's fabulous read, check out her amazing baking, cooking, catering and cake decorating skills. also, she has the cutest littlest tyke named seven, that's right folks, seven. take a moment, read her story and it will all come together.

enjoy.

3 comments:

April said...

YUM! It looks great!

Cheryl said...

YUM< I have not made a salad in awhile, too bad strawberry season is over!

Barbara Bakes said...

Sounds like a recipe I'd better go check out!