Wednesdays Unplugged – Naomi’s Strawberry Spinach Salad

"Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters."
~ Unknown

NOTE: I spend my Wednesdays Unplugged from appointments. It's my day to stay home, enjoy cooking and welcome our kids and grandkids for dinner in the evening. We end our meal with quotes from the Norwegian 'Quote Cup' passed on to me from my grandmother. I share a quote and a recipe here each week, and sometimes some photos of family fun. I love trying new recipes…and love getting recipes you would like to share!

We had a grandson sleepover last weekend. I was busy most of the time, but any time spent with grandkids is time well spent. Grandpa and Grandson had fun together and went exploring on Saturday morning…


…and found some treasures.


Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe from the St. Paul Hotel has been a favorite for about 20 years… it's really all about the dressing, which is wonderful. When our nephew's wife brought a strawberry spinach salad to a family gathering I knew this one would become a favorite as well… again, it's all about the dressing… yum!!!


  • Strawberryspinach-naomi3/4 cup canola oil (or light olive oil)
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dry minced onion
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 10 ounces baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans

Mix oil, vinegar, onion, sugar, mustard and salt in blender or food processor until slightly thick, about 1 minute. Mix in poppy seeds by hand.

To serve, pour dressing over spinach and strawberries and toss. Top with pecans.


Mix ingredients

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