There are so many ways to make spinach salad–different cheese, different nuts, and different fruit give each salad a unique blend of flavor. My favorite is apples, walnuts, and brie cheese with my homemade raspberry-poppy seed dressing. I tend to think that the taste is amazing because the dressing is so good!
I gleaned this idea of “27 Ways to Make Spinach Salad” from my sister Bonnie, but instead of using store bought “Strawberry Vinaigrette Dressing” like she sometimes will, I’ll offer you the best raspberry dressing I’ve tried!
But first, let’s look at 27 ways to make spinach salad:
I just made this dressing last night, and was reminded of how good it is! It’s been a while since I last made it.
Just a note of caution, put the dressing on just before serving and use sparingly. Just enough is better than too much, and you can store the rest in the refrigerator for another day.
One other thing… sometimes brie cheese can be gooey to work with. I tossed mine in the freezer for about 15 minutes before cutting it up. Just long enough to solidify it, not freeze it. If you’ve never tried brie cheese with apples, I double dog dare you to try it. It’s barely got a flavor to it, but is a great fit with apples and walnuts. Yum!
Raspberry Poppyseed Dressing
1 Tbls. grated onion
3/4 cups of sugar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. salt
1/3 cup raspberry vinegar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 tsp. poppy seeds
Combine ingredients, and you’re done!