Monday, January 5, 2009

Spinach & Strawberry Salad

Today I thought I would share one of my favorite salad recipes. I first had this at a Ryan's restaurant we have across town, I don't know if Ryan's is a national chain or just around here. Anyway, I make one variation to my salad. They toss in sunflower seeds.... I toss in Pomegranate seeds. I absolutely adore pomegranates, but I used to eat them only occasionally because preparing them meant that my hands would be stained for days by the juice, plus it was very time consuming picking out each seed.



Well along comes Martha Stewart (the domestic goddess) to save the day: just click on her picture to watch a video of the simplest and fastest way to open a pomegranate.



These are all the things you will need for the pomegranate~


And in less than 5 minutes, you will have this~
Now, to make the salad, you will need some freshly washed spinach leaves ( I prefer the baby spinach leaves), some sliced strawberries and red onion, pomegranate seeds and poppy seed dressing (I use the Naturally Fresh brand).


Toss them all together and ENJOY!

After you have eaten all your greens.... you might want to reward yourself with a nice slice of Chocolate Emergency cake, click here for the recipe ...

And by the way, the left over cake goes great with coffee the next morning ;-) Would anyone care for a slice?

Hope your day is a sweet one~Rhonda

16 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

This salad looks so good! You have cake left the next morning!?

Linda said...

Oh, the salad looks so yummy...we love pomegranates and I for sure need to watch Martha's viedo:). Cake for breakfast, sounds like a winner....hope your new year is off to a great start....hugs, Linda

Stacey said...

What a wonderful dinner menu!! Love spinach salad. :)

I would love to indulge in that cake right now but we are trying so hard not to...

Corgidogmama~ said...

I made a very similar salad for Christmas. Aren't those pomegranetes tasty and lovely to look at??
Love 'em. Such a pretty blog you have. I'll be back.

southern queen bee said...

I'll have to try your salad, but the cake might taste better. I have two pryex ice box dishes like yours...don't you love 'em. I found mine at a yard sale for a quarter. Have a great week, Missy

grammy said...

Hi I stopped by to say Hi. I don't know where I came from, but I am here now (o: I sure enjoyed the chicken and roaster pictures. I missed out on a chicken calender this year by waiting for low prices now I can't find one. I may try that salad, but not sure i will do the pomegranate. It is pretty expensive.

Mary said...

Ooo, that looks delicious! I will have to try that soon. :)
xoxo,
mary

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have made that without the poms and the onions. Just the strawberries, spinich and poppyseed dressing. Now I am going to add the onions and poms! Great recipee...
Hugs,
Penny

Lynn said...

Rhonda, I came across your blog while at tenderhearteddaisy. Your blog is so pretty! (I see we share some choices in music.) The salad looks great. I've been looking for more ways to eat greens these days. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Lynn

Brenda said...

Looks yummy. I can just eat with you. I took your test and im a Marlyn. The text was right on.

Liane said...

Did you just say that it's OK to have chocolate cake for breakfast?! I'm in! I like the way you cook - nice healthy salad for dinner and yummy chocolate cake for breakfast. (because we all know that salad cancels out cake) :o)
--Liane

bj said...

Chocolate EMERGENCY Cake ? YUM,,,
Now, I am hungry for this salad, the quiche and the cake...wouldn't it all make a delightful dinner...
Thanks, girlfriend...

Cathy said...

Yum, Yum! I will have to try this. I have the same vintage pyrex bowls, they were my mom's.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Oh how yummy that looks. Someone visited my blog telling me about this nifty trick only she left out the ultimate secret. That Martha...she knows some good folks!

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