Berry and spinach salad in a white serving bowl
 
Side view of Berry and spinach salad in a white serving bowl
 
Berry and spinach salad in a white serving bowl on a wooden table

March is #greenslove month! Please join in the fun by linking up any leafy green recipe from the month of March 2012. Don’t forget to link back to this post, so your readers know to stop by the #greenslove event! The twitter hashtag is #greenslove.
I dug out an old notecard from my mom out of my recipe box for a strawberry and spinach salad.  The sweet vinaigrette is marvelous over berries and baby greens…and I added raspberries and dried tart cherries to the original mix.  Sliced candied almonds and blue cheese crumbles also crossed my mind as possible ingredients, but I kept it simple.

I hope you will link up a greens recipe this month: spinach, kale, collard or mustard greens, etc….whatever is your favorite will work.  It is the month of St. Patrick’s Day…and besides wearing green, I’m certain eating green will bring you the luck of the Irish!

Berry and Spinach Salad…recipe adapted from my aunt Angela

Bag of baby spinach
Sliced strawberries
Raspberries
Dried tart cherries
Sliced green onions

Dressing:
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
1/2 cup sugar
4 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup white wine or champagne vinegar
4 teaspoons paprika
1/3 cup oil

Arrange greens, berries and onions in serving dish.  Make dressing by whisking together first five ingredients.  Slowly add oil while whisking constantly. Drizzle dressing over salad or serve on the side.

Serves 4.

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