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Spinach and Strawberry Salad

This is a showy salad with a sensational poppy seed dressing!

1 pkg. fresh spinach
1 basket. fresh strawberries
1/3 c. almond slices -- toasted

1/4 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1 1/2 tsp. finely chopped onion
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 c. veg. or olive oil
1/4 c. apple cider vinegar

To make dressing, put all ingredients in a clean glass jar and shake. Refrigerate 
until serving time. To toast almonds, bake in a preheated oven 350 deg. on a 
pie plate for about 10 min., until golden.  Cool and store in a glass jar.

Wash and dry spinach, remove stems, place in a pretty salad bowl. Slice or quarter
 strawberries and add to spinach. When ready to serve drizzle dressing over salad, toss, then sprinkle with toasted almonds.

Variation: Pile onto individual plates, add sliced cucumber, and 1/2 c. fresh shrimp, drizzle
 with dressing and sprinkle with almonds. Good with cantaloupe too. 
My friend Pat got this recipe at a teachers "potluck" where it was extremely popular!

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