Monday, April 14, 2008

Susan's Scrumptious Spinach Salad

I'll admit it. I'm a sugar addict. Always have been. Doesn't matter that too much sugar sends me spiralling into a hypoglycemic coma, I persist in over-indulging on a regular basis. So is it any wonder that my two favorite salads have sugar in the dressing? Yep, that's right. Even the healthy stuff I like to eat probably isn't THAT healthy, but oh well. You only live once...may as well die fat and happy.

Susan’s Scrumptious Spinach Salad


1 large bag or 12-18 oz. of Spinach (It shrinks down a bit once the dressing is on it.)

2 cups Mozzarella or Swiss Cheese (I’ve never tried Swiss, but I hear it’s fab.)

1/3 portion of a Red Onion (Optional. I hate raw onions so this has never made it in.)

1 cup Craisens (Optional, but definitely recommended)


1-2 cups Chopped Bacon or Bacon-Bits (I used Maple flavored bacon once, and it was super yummy. Haven’t tried Bacon-Bits, but that would eliminate a step.) Add just before serving


¾ cup Sugar (I think you can probably add less and still be fine. Try it and see what you think.)

1 tsp dry mustard

1 tsp salt

1/3 cup Apple Cider Vinegar

1 Tbsp dry onion


1 cup Canola oil

1 tsp. Poppy Seeds

In a very large bowl, add cheese, onion, and cranberries to Spinach. Mix first 5 dressing ingredients in blender until well combined. Slowly add oil until just combined. Add poppy seeds and stir. Pour on Salad. Add Bacon just before serving. Enjoy!


Grant said...

What's a Craisen? Crayon raisen?

i'm kelly said...

yummy! i love a good salad.