Sunday, August 23, 2009

Potluck Salad

Tonight we went to church to watch the video of St. Mark's Work Camp to Denver. This took place at the end of July and it was Tyler's first mission trip that he participated in. They also had a potluck dinner prior to watching the video since that's what Methodists like to do (me, not so much). I decided to try out this great sounding salad from Becky's blog for tonight's dinner. Luckily, I sampled the salad prior to going or I'd have no idea how it tasted. It was heavenly! We were one of the last people in line and, of course, it was gone by the time we got there. I even strategically placed the salad at the end of the table hoping to have a chance to get some. No such luck. It was a huge hit or at least it looked appetizing enough to take some. Here's the recipe, if you want to give it a try. It reminds me of a summer salad that they serve at Panera Bread, but it's modified slightly and is still simply delicious!

Fruit & Poppy Seed Salad

1 pkg. baby spinach or mixed greens (about 8 oz.)
1 pkg. strawberries, hulled and quartered
2 apples, diced
1 medium cucumber, cut in half and sliced (we skinned ours too)
craisins (we used white raisins instead and it worked)
sliced toasted almonds
bottle of poppy seed dressing (Brianna's brand is best)
**I could of used Kraft's kind, but I think a cheap dressing makes or breaks a salad and the dollar saved wasn't worth it.

Put the greens in a large bowl. Add all of the sliced and diced fruit. Add a little dressing at a time, so it's not too much and then top with the sliced almonds just before serving to keep them crunchy. Enjoy!


missy said...

looks delish!! i'll be excited to try it! sorry you didn't get any. they don't call 'em potluck's for nothin'.

Mamma has spoken said...

Sounds yummy!!And as Missy said, that's the problem with potlucks. You'll have to make it again for dinner ;o)

Mindee said...

Yum. I love fruit and spinach together and this looks easy too!

Tracey said...

OOOHHH!! That looks soooo good. I am even going to a potluck this weekend. That would be a great thing to take.