Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Wontons

            Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Wontons

Dressing:
2 T. red wine vinegar
3 T. sugar
½ cup oil
½ tsp. dry mustard
½ tsp. salt
½ cup strawberry jam

Salad:
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup cashew pieces
15 wontons, cut into thin strips
1 large head red leaf lettuce,
Washed and broken into pieces
1 package fresh spinach, with stems trimmed
1/3 cup bacon pieces, cooked and well drained
½ cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 purple onion, sliced
1 cup strawberries, sliced

To make dressing, mix together vinegar, sugar, oil, mustard, salt, and strawberry jam.  Mix until all ingredients are well blended.  Set aside.

Heat a medium frying pan and add sugar and nuts.  Stir constantly over medium heat until nuts are coated and slightly browned.  Remove from heat and set aside.

Fry wontons in hot cooking oil and drain onto paper towels.

When ready to serve salad, put lettuce, spinach, bacon, red pepper, onion, and strawberries into a large bowl and toss.  Add salad dressing and toss.  Add sugared nuts and wontons last.  Makes 10 servings.


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