Sunday, October 3, 2010

Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

This is my Grandma's recipe. I think the homeade dressing is what really makes it.

Salad Ingredients:

1 bunch spinach, torn
1/2 c Swiss cheese, diced in small pieces
1 head iceberg lettuce, torn
1/2 c cottage cheese
1/3 lb bacon, fried crisp and crumbled
1/2 c mushrooms, sliced thinly

Poppy Seed Dressing:

1/2 c sugar
1/3 c oil
1 1/2 T poppy seeds
1 t salt
1/2 c white or balsamic vinegar
1 t garlic powder
pepper to taste

  1. Toss salad ingredients together.
  2. Mix dressing ingredients in a jar. Put dressing on salad to taste (may not need all) just before serving to prevent wilting.
Allison's Additional notes:
  1. I love keeping a jar of the dressing in the fridge for other salads. I've varied the dressing recipe on occasion by cutting the sugar in half, as well as adding a couple of tablespoons of pesto sauce.

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