I love getting together with my family. Not only is it always great to see them, but also it’s a time for lots of cooking. One thing that is always guaranteed is that my sister, Barb, will always make a fantastic salad. It is one of those things that I always look forward to. Yes. I look forward to her salads!
Especially at the holidays, when in the midst of the all the rich, heavy foods and decadent desserts, my sister’s salads are like an oasis of healthiness. Hey, I’m not one who is always about healthy…my motto is everything in moderation. But, sometimes, it’s really nice to dive into a really fresh, crisp salad…and my sister’s salads are really that good and have become a regular request from everyone in the family.
So, when I sought to create a salad of my own that could hold its own among the best of the best, my sister and her incomparable salads immediately came to mind. Call it healthy sibling rivalry or just a need to be the best salad maker in the family…necessity is the mother of invention. Thus, it became a little bit of a challenge for me if I could create something that might rise to level of one of her famous salads.
I’ll let you be the judge, but I think we might have hit the mark on this one. My Out of this World Spinach Salad combines some of the greatest things you never thought to put in a salad. Topped with our homemade Avocado Poppy Seed Dressing (also available on the website and inspired by Barb’s own amazing Poppy Seed dressing), you’ll truly have a salad that is out of this World.
I hope you enjoy! Send me your pix and please leave comments about your creation!