Monday, May 20, 2013

spinach salad with strawberries

I have no idea how long this salad really takes to make since I usually sugar the cashews and fry the wontons and cook the bacon ahead of time...
the goods:
1 large head red leaf lettuce, washed and broken into pieces
1 package fresh spinach, stems trimmed
1/3 cup bacon pieces, cooked and well drained
1 cup sliced strawberries
1/2 cup red bell pepper, chopped
15 wontons cut into thin strips and fried in hot vegetable oil, drain on paper towels
sugared cashews:
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup cashew pieces
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 cup strawberry jam

Mix dressing ingredients together until well blended.

When ready to serve, place lettuce, spinach, bacon, and strawberries into a large bowl and toss. Add salad dressing little by little, tossing to combine until reaching the desired amount. Add sugared cashews and wontons last. Serve immediately.

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