Very Berry Salad

I didn’t come up with this salad name. 

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I’m pretty sure that’s the handwriting of my sister circa 1992.  Here’s a translation:

Dressing

  • 1/3 cup EVOO
  • 1/3 cup vinegar (regular – as in not balsamic)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 T sesame seeds
  • 1 T white onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

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Salad

  • 1-2 pints strawberries
  • a whole lotta spinach
  • 3 T almonds, slivered
  • optional: crumbled goat cheese, avocado

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I retook the (below) photo three times because it looked so weird.  Despite the odd coloring, there really aren’t any special effects going on. 

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Why do my sisters hands look like cold dead vampire hands?  Meanwhile the avocado is practically glowing.  Odd.  

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Anyways, this salad is pretty epic, but the dressing is what makes it crazy fabulous.  I made my fam wait to add the goat cheese until after I had served my share.

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As you can see, I had some portion control when adding dressing to my salad.  Dressing puddling on the plate?  That’s what bread is for!  :)

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Delicious dinner with the family.

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Comments (7)

  1. Rachael

    Looks delicious, and as for the name, all the world loves a rhyme. And alliteration, which might account for so many of our blog names, mine included :)

  2. Lesley Lifting Life

    Just for the record, I love your odd coloring picture … the avocado looks so neat and colorful!

  3. MarathonVal

    Aww that’s so cute that you used your sister’s old recipe :) And those avocados are so glow in the dark, love it!

  4. laura

    Love this salad! And for a quick correction: the dressing calls for 1/3C vegetable oil. (Not EVOO) very important change :)

  5. rebecca lustig

    that salad reminds me the good days of summer… (sigh)..

    looks delicious :D

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