(*Note: I've made the dressing with storebought jam and it wasn't nearly as good! It's still a decent substitute, but use homemade if you can get your hands on some....Or just come over to my house....I always have a freezer full of jam!)
2 large heads romaine lettuce, sliced in 1/2 inch strips
1/2 red onion, sliced paper-thin
2 lbs. strawberries, sliced
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1/2 pkg. wonton wrappers, cut into strips and fried until crispy
1 1/2 c. candied cashews
2-3 avocados, diced
Cashews: In a saucepan, add about 2/3 c. white sugar. Cook until sugar is just melted, stiring constantly. Quickly add cashews and mix to coat. Remove from heat before the sugar burns. Transfer nuts to greased wax paper and break apart when cooled.
1/4 c. red wine vinegar
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1/4 c. sugar
2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 c. HOMEMADE strawberry jam
Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and thick.
Place lettuce in a large bowl and toss with desired amount of dressing. Add toppings in rows for a beautiful presentation, but gently combine before serving.