Strawberry Salad

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Salad:
  • 1 package ramen noodles, crushed, flavor packet discarded
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed and dried
  • One 5-ounce bag baby spinach
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan
  • Dressing:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
Directions

For the salad: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix the ramen noodles, almonds, sunflower seeds and melted butter. Transfer to a baking sheet and toast in the oven, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.

Tear the lettuce and combine with the spinach, strawberries and cheese in a large salad bowl.

For the dressing: Dissolve the sugar in the vinegar. Combine the oil, paprika, salt and garlic and then add to the sugar-vinegar mixture. Mix well and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Just before serving, sprinkle the crunchy topping over the salad green and toss the salad with enough dressing to coat the greens.


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<p>I've made this salad many times and everyone always oohs and aahhs about it because I serveĀ it on a large beautiful platter so everyone can help themselves. I highly recommend it!</p><p>Susan - Tucson</p> item not reviewed by moderator and published
My favorite Trisha recipe! It made about double the dressing that we actually needed but it worked out okay... we just made more salad that week ;)<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for a family dinner and it was a hit ! I gave out two recipe cards. Thanks for ALL your recipes Trisha KDub item not reviewed by moderator and published
We just keep making more! item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the best simple salads I ever made. Thanks Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this salad for our Easter dinner. It was the best! I agree that there is more dressing than you need, however, we eat a lot of salads and were able to use up the extra dressing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad is delicious, but I will often just make the dressing to use for other salads. The dressing is the best part. I usually half the dressing recipe and use a pinch of garlic powder in place of the fresh garlic. Everyone always wants the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this was great. I saved some of the dressing and made another salad for the next night. 5 stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
5 stars all the way! Every time I make this salad, everyone asks me for the recipe! The flavors and textures are heaven to your tongue! Way to go Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an awesome, tasty salad and so easy to make. Thinking we didn't need such a large amount of dressing, I halved everything except the sugar, which I reduced to 1/4c (after tips from others stating the dressing was too sweet!). 2 tbsp. of melted butter was suffice for the crunchy topping and it was toasted in my oven in under 5 minutes, so keep an eye on it. A definite keeper! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is definitely a 5 star. I made it for a small gathering and everyone loved it. I left out the sunflower seeds and almonds because I didn't have any around. The ramen noodles was a nice touch. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this recipe! It was so simple and tasted delicious! I used 1/4 cup of sugar instead of 3/4 and perhaps may switch olive oil for the butter next time. Awesome, thanks Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good! I used chopped pecans instead of sunflower seeds and only 2T butter. Unlike other reviewers I needed about 12 min to toast the crunchies (did use parchment paper along with the cookie sheet which might have affected the time). I followed the advice of other reviewers and only used 1/2 c sugar. Next time I'll start with 1/3 c. Also used EVOO instead of vegetable oil. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I've made this dressing before too and used honey instead of sugar ( which this recipe has too much of ).I feel sorry for that guy and his pretty wife not cooking.My younger daughter doesn't like to cook either.:( item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this before great tasting what is the calory count on this item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good salad. I'll make again for sure. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this as a side with dinner tonight and it was out of this world good!!! I cannot say enough about the dressing. I did notice that my nuts and ramen cooked faster than the recipe called for but as long as you keep and eye on it you will be good. Can't wait to make it again! Thanks Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome!!! Everyone loves this!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous recipe, my husband and I both loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is awesome! It&amp;#39;s very refreshing : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful! The only change I made was to add about a tablespoon of organic honey to the dressing! Even my husband, who was very skeptical of the strawberries and ramen in a salad, loved it! This is a keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this last night for my boy friend and i and couldn,t stop eating it. This is soooo good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe as written, and it was delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is by far the best salad I have ever eaten. My family and friends all loved it. I make it often and take to potluck dinners and the bowl is always empty. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best salad and dressing I have ever had. Everyone that has eaten it, loves it. I used spinach only, not romaine. I think any kind of lettuce can be used. Thanks for a new potluck salad. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is my new favorite salad! Everyone that I've shared it with has loved it. The dressing is sweet and pairs nicely with the simplicity of the strawberries, parmesan, and spinach. The crunch from the added toppings makes it even better. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is SO GOOD!! The crunchy buttery noodle part sets this salad apart. I've had other strawberry salads, but this is my favorite. Thanks Trisha!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad was served at a party I just recently attended and it was awesome! I can't wait to make it myself. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful bright flavors and the crunch really adds to the taste and texture. I used baking Splenda as a substitute for the sugar in the dressing - excellent. Another great way to use fresh June strawberries. This one is a keeper.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a very easy and tasty dressing! The dressing is better the next day. Kids loved this salad. Definitely a recipe keeper. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to make and tasted great! My husband doesn't like fruit on salad, and at first he was skeptical but then he ate 2 plates of it! I saved the leftover crunchy topping in a separate container for the next day and it was just as good for lunch the next day. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Awesome! Was asked for the recipe. Made it as written. Was delicious! Thank you Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad is awesome. I've made this twice and the second time I replaced the sugar with Splenda in the dressing and no one noticed. Love the crunchies of the Ramon, sunflower seeds and almonds. As other reviewers suggested, though, next time I will cut down on the butter. Always receive kudos when I make this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family and friends love this salad. It is so refreshing and tasty! I have made it for large groups and always receive compliments. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG this was the best salad we have ever had! Made it for Easter in New Mexico with family and it was so delicious we made it again 2 days later before we came home. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! Served it to guests and they all had double helping. Agree with the other reviewers...no need for the extra butter...half would be enough. Also no need for all the sugar in the dressing...however the sweetness draws the sweetness out of the berries. Overall...Very yummy and easy to make...will for sure save this one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was wonderful felt like we were having dessert. item not reviewed by moderator and published
FANTASTIC salad! Made it for a banquet and was gobbled up!! I did cut down on the sugar like the other reviews said (did a 1/2 cup and it turned out perfect. I also baked the topping for five minutes (making sure to stir frequently and it turned out great! Loved it and will be making it often! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! Homemade dressing is the key to every dish (sauces,etc WATCH the cooking of the ramen noodles and seeds. I burned the whole tray; maybe not so much butter. The combo of flavors were supreme. We also made the entire meal; Ham/Asparagus/shortbread!(oh we added garlic mashed potatoes item not reviewed by moderator and published
The salad was very good. My husband and I enjoyed the mix of flavors. It went well with the ham and asparagus--which I also made using Trisha's recipe. Great job Trisha! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This salad was soooooo good, made it for Easter dinner and it was a very big hit!! Thank goodness I made extra dressing and topping cuz I got up and threw another salad together 2 more times during dinner!!!!! Definitely will be making this again -- thinking its cool &amp; fresh for dinner around the pool in the summer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I loved the recipe, but I did make a few adjustments to reduce the calories. I only used 3tbls of butter to brown the nuts and noodles in the oven and then spread them on paper toweling to cool. I reduced the sugar in the dressing by approx 1/8th of a cup. Next time I am going to try replacing half the sugar with honey. Very good and will put this in my salad rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this with Easter dinner. I used 2 T of butter in the topping and ended up having to sort of freestyle the dressing, but the combination of ingredients and the unique topping are awesome. Highly recommend! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The topping is nice and crunchy, but bland on its own - next time, I'll use a bit of salt or sugar to change it up. Also, half a stick of butter is too much - I'll use a quarter stick next time - can always add more... I'm using feta instead of parmesan to kick up the salt, and I agree with a previous reviewer that there's an awful lot of sugar in that dressing - took forever to dissolve, and it's mighty sweet - will cut in half next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The topping was to die for!! Did not realize how easy it was to make fun crunchy topping. Ramen noodles? Who knew. BTW I used olive oil and not butter, felt a little better about that and it was so frickin good. I made a jar full to keep in fridge to use on everything!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was soooo good. Just a bit different than the ususal spinach/strawberry salad. I happen to have smoked paprika so I used that. It tasted like there was bacon in it with all the crunchies. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made last nite for a group of family / friends. Great Salad! - perfect for Spring (ie upcoming Easter - I agree with others on being a tad too sweet with the sugar amount on the recipe. I put half and probably didn't even need that. Also - watch the crunchies in the oven - had a couple of darker than I would have liked, but they didn't taste burnt (thank goodness. Everyone enjoyed! Have leftover ingredients so will make another tonite. I had made a double batch and there wasn't anything left. Everyone asked for recipe. Deelish! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a very good recipe. I made it for a Super Bowl party. My 20 year old niece asked for the recipe. I didn't have sunflower seeds so I used chopped pecans. To avoid any chance of sogginess, I just had everyone add their own crunch. Worked out great. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner last night and it was a huge hit! My husband said the crunchy topping made it a "fun" salad! I should have made more. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great salad, however, the dressing is too sweet. I didn't put in the whole amount called for because I knew it was too much sugar and still too sweet. We all loved it but everyone in my family agreed when I make it again to put about half as much sugar. Otherwise fantastic. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love the crispy crunchies on this salad - what a great idea! It really turns a boring spinach/strawberry salad into something new. I added chopped apples to mine as well. Am making this entire meal from this episode for my next book (aka wine club. item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUMMY! describes this Strawberry Salad. I made extra so that I could enjoy some the next day.. Very refreshing YUMMY!. Thanks, Trisha item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dressing and absolutely love it!!! I substituted crumbled feta cheese &amp; fresh raspberries and got rave reviews from my #1 taste tester, my sweet husband! Has anyone calculated a calorie count on this dressing? I could easily eat it every day :- item not reviewed by moderator and published
We loved this! Only caution: don't bake the noodles/almonds/seed longer than 5 minutes (it will burn!. I stirred after 2 minutes and took it out after 5. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this 3 times since Thanksgiving for different parties. No matter how much I make, it isn't enough! Fabulous salad. I suggest you have preprinted recipes made up because everyone will ask you for it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for our office potluck yesterday. It was such a hit. I should have tripled it because it was gone before 3/4th of the folks got any. I followed the recipe exactly and I had five people ask for the recipe. Thanks, Trisha. Love your show and your recipes (I've tried several. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I never thought a salad was supposed to have fruit, etc in it, but my boyfriend's mom made this with Thanksgiving dinner and I figured I'd try it and I just couldn't get enough! Wonderful recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! I'm not a strawberry fan, so I left them out and used pomegranate red wine vinegar. Delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this as part of our Thanksgiving dinner and it was absolutely wonderful!! I am a weight loss surgery patient so I left the ramen noodles out and substituted Splenda for regular sugar and it was just as yummy. I look forward to mixing it up a bit and trying the dressing with different vinegars such as champagne vinegar and maybe trying blackberries instead of strawberries. My only suggestion is that each person dress their own salad when they are ready because the recipe as is makes quite a lot and can drench the salad. Thanks Trisha for a great and healthy salad recipe!! I'll be making this again for Christmas! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!!!This was the best salad. I revised the crunchy topping using pecans from my yard, peanuts and small noodles that I crushed. It was amazing. I shared with my mother and 3 of my neighbors and still had more than enough for my family of 6. They are still calling to say how delicious it was. I made the bacon wrapped asparagus bundles on yesterday and my husband is still talking about them. Great recipes Trisha. Thanks!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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