Friday, April 29, 2011

Bowtie Spinach Salad

Just a few words about my new favorite salad.  It is easy to put together and oh so DELICIOUS!! I found this recipe over at Moogie and Pap.  She is always making some amazing things!!  I love that you really don't need to measure the ingredients and the dressing is so good!!
Bowtie Spinach Salad
adapted from Moogie & Pap
1 bag baby spinach
8 oz. mini-bow tie pasta
1 package bacon cooked crisp and broken into small pieces.
4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into about 1 inch cubes
4-6 strawberries cut into bite sized pieces
1/4 cup almond slivers

1 cup canola oil
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon sweet onion
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds
*Optional  1 strawberry
Update: This is my new favorite dressing for this salad:
Sweet Vinaigrette Dressing
2/3 cup oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon mustard
1/2 teaspoon onion salt
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon poppy seeds (optional)
Mix well. Shake before serving.Boil pasta as directed on the package.  Rinse under cold water and set aside.   Combine dressing ingredients in the blender.  I always add 1 strawberry to make it a pretty pink color and it add great flavor. 
Combine salad ingredients in a bowl.  Toss gently to combine the ingredients.

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  1. Looks and sounds delicious. I love the interesting addition of strawberries! :-)

  2. What a coincidence, I posted about salad too! This one looks perfect Tiffanee!

  3. This looks so good Tiffanee! Printing out this recipe now :)

  4. Wow! What an amazing combination of flavors. Sounds amazing!

  5. I am guessing that this recipe is one that I will adore and my husband won't eat too much of. Does your husband like it? Matt might, it does have bacon! I really like spinach, Matt not so much but I want to make it and see!

  6. Oh yum, Tiffanee! This sounds delicious. I really love all salads with strawberries...they just go so well in a salad!

  7. wow Tiffanee this does sound great! I love it! I will have to try this very soon. Is the red wine vinegar in the dressing, very powerful? Or is it mild?

  8. Hi Tiffany,
    I'm a fairly new blogger who loves to bake. You have some wonderful recipes I am excited to try. This salad sounds wonderful. I love pasta and greens mixed together.

  9. awesomeness. just found your blog!!! i will be back soon. love your recipes!!! hope you don't mind me adding you to my blogroll.
    take care

  10. That totally works for me...not into measuring when I can get out of it! Looks delish :)

  11. I am so excited for "salad season" to get started again. Pasta salad is one of my favorites. This looks delicious.

  12. Sharing this on my Wednesday post, thanks so much!


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