This salad is actually one that goes over extremely well as a main dish at my table. There is a ton of fresh, healthy spinach under all there, but they don't mind one bit because of all the fruit, almonds and delicious dressing. I also use this recipe as a side dish without the chicken. The recipe makes a lot of dressing so either make less, or keep it in your fridge for the next time, which is what I do!
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Grilled Chicken
2 Tb sesame seeds
1 Tb poppy seeds
1/3 C granulated sugar
1/2 C extra virgin olive oil
1/4 C white vinegar
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tb minced onion
2-12 oz bags baby spinach
1 qt strawberries, sliced
1/2 C slivered almonds, toasted
1 can mandarin oranges, drained
2 large chicken breasts, seasoned, grilled and sliced
1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all the dressing ingredients except for the olive oil. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking the dressing.
2. In a large bowl, dress the spinach with desired amount of dressing and toss to coat the leaves. Plate the greens on each plate and top with remaining salad ingredients.