My sister Katherine asked that I bring a salad to our Family Bar-B-Que for Father's Day, so I decided to use a new recipe. We all got a Family Cookbook for Christmas and I've really enjoyed trying out the new recipes. All of the recipes are from my Dad's side of the family. The salad recipe that I finally decided on was from a 3rd cousin, called Strawberry Spinach Salad, and boy...it is really yummy. I made a huge salad, and worried about left-overs. I was wrong, everyone ate it all up and had seconds and thirds. Enjoy!
12-oz. baby spinach
1 1/2 cup strawberries, sliced
1/2 cup feta cheese crumbles
1/2 cup candied almonds (You can buy candied almonds or make your own.)
Toss and serve with your favorite vinaigrette dressing. I make my own.
1/2 cup olive oil
5 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 Tbsp. Sugar
fresh ground pepper to taste
almonds, coarsely chopped
To candy, coat almonds in corn syrup and cinnamon. Remove from syrup with a slotted spoon and spread evenly on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.