Ruth Haywood’s colorful Strawberry-Bacon Spinach Salad is sweet and crunchy with a tangy dressing. “I made this recipe for our prayer group, and everyone enjoyed it,” Ruth writes from Lake Charles, Louisiana.
“My mother-in-law prepared this for us on a recent visit,” relates Lee Ann Odell of Boulder, Colorado. The fresh-tasting salad of spinach and grapefruit is nicely dressed with a sweet honey mixture. “The recipe is so easy to put together, and we never have any leftovers,” Lee Ann confirms.
For this appealing salad, we combine rice and fresh spinach with raisins, mushrooms, red onion, celery and cashews, then toss it all with a tasty soy sauce and oil dressing. We love garlic, so we add extra to the dressing.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
"I first sampled this tart and tangy salad at a parent/teacher potluck in the elementary school where I used to teach," shares Shirley Saunders of North Attleboro, Massachusetts. "I loved it and had to have the recipe. Since then, I make it frequently. Everybody in my family enjoys it!"
Complete the meal with Colorful Spinach Salad, a refreshing medley that says "springtime" with each bite.
Bagged spinach from the produce section hurries along the preparation of the salad that's topped with crunchy radishes, pretty slices of yellow summer squash and sweet chewy raising.
Dress it with a simple homemade balsamic vinaigrette or choose your favorite bottled dressing for even quicker results.
A sunshiny splash of citrus adds zest to this company-special spinach salad dressed up with dried cherries. To cut prep time to almost nothing (or when grapefruit is out of season), our Test Kitchen suggests using a jar of grapefruit segments found in your grocery produce section.