Monday, February 9, 2009

Sweet Berry Poppy Seed Steak Salad

The steak in this flavorful salad is delightful!

Sweet Berry Poppy-seed Steak Salad

chop 1 pkg baby spinach
sliced strawberries or pears
candied almonds
Thinly sliced red onion
feta cheese
golden raisins

Dressing:(in blender)
3/4 c. salad oil
2 T white wine vinegar
1/2 c. sugar
2 T minced white onion
1 + T poppy seeds
1 tsp. mustard
pepper to taste

to caramelize almonds, cook with white sugar (about 1/2 c. each for 1+ cups of sliced almonds) until the sugar dissolves, but don't burn!  Then transfer to wax paper lined baking sheet until cooled.  Until they're brittle, then cool and then break apart.  Watch carefully!