Struggling for that Tall Poppy recipe?
Whenever we have gatherings where I need to bring a salad I always end up being the one to bring the boring green salad. Somedays I just need a lift. How can I be a Tall Poppy when I am carrying a tray of dull but necessary lettuce?
One day while 'surfing the net' I came across this recipe. I decided to give it a go as it was not a salad that I had seen before. Guess what? I had found a winner! Now I have what is known as "Annes' Special" and, as we all know, any decent Poppy needs something special to be known by!
Here it is:
Strawberry and Spinach Salad.
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tbspn white sugar (according to taste)
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon minced onion
1 pack fresh baby spinach - rinsed, dried
1 punnet strawberries - cleaned, hulled and sliced (keep some spares handy, though!)
1/4 cup almonds, blanched and slivered
In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, vinegar, paprika, Worcestershire sauce and onion. Cover, and chill for one hour.
In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
That is it. Your future fame hangs on 2 main ingredients. How cleverly simple it is.