Wednesday, April 6, 2011


One of my favorite things about spring/summer is Salad! I try really hard not to turn on the oven because it is way to hot in the AZ summer. So, with that being said you will probably get a ton of salad recipes over the next couple months. I know that some of you are not yet having this obnoxious weather but since it is suppose to be 98 here last week I figured that, that counts as summer right?

Strawberry Spinach Salad
* 1 Bag Spinach~ washed
* 1 pint strawberries sliced
* optional~ cantaloupe diced

Poppy Seed Dressing
* 1 cup of Sugar
* 1 Cup of Mayo~i use best foods, veganaise
* 4 TSP. Apple Cider Vinegar~ Organic gives the best flavor
* 1/2 Tsp poppy seed

Do any of you use pampered chef stuff? Well, if not this product is one of my ABSOLUTE Favs! It's and egg slicer but, I use it for strawberries mostly. Just make sure you put the berries in bottom up so you don't break the wire.

Slice strawberry and dice cantaloupe. Put in a large bowl with spinach. I know the dressing recipe sounds gross but it is soooo good. And you won't even realize that it has Mayo in it! If you are Vegan you can use veganaise and you can't tell either.  Anyway this dressing goes a LONG way so only use a little at a time and toss until it is well coated. Also, the is great for parties and showers. Don't put the dressing on until ready to eat so it doesn't get soggy. I make up the dressing and then just make a small personal sized portion for lunch. It is also AMAZING with a fresh grilled chicken breast! Enjoy.


  1. That sounds so good! I love a good salad too and I agree with not turning on our ovens, way too hot. I do grill a lot of chicken though to throw in my salads. Have a great day!

  2. Thanks for visiting my site! Salad looks delish. I should get a slicer!

    -caroline @ c.w.frosting

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  4. Of course, since I am your sister, I have had this salad and it is AMAZING!

  5. Hey Rachel! Sorry I met so many people I couldn't remember that. And yum this looks delicious! You;re in AZ right? Definitely need another Girls night soon!!