Strawberry Spinach Salad


This strawberry spinach salad is a great way to get kids to eat spinach! Someone brought this salad to a potluck dinner, and I had to have the recipe. Since then, I've made it many times and I've been asked for the recipe every time I take it somewhere.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr 10 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 20 mins



  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

  • ¼ teaspoon paprika

  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • 1 quart strawberries - cleaned, hulled and sliced

  • 10 ounces fresh spinach - rinsed, dried and torn into bite-size pieces

  • ¼ cup almonds, blanched and slivered


  1. Make dressing: Whisk together sugar, oil, vinegar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, paprika, and Worcestershire in a medium bowl. Cover and chill for 1 hour.

  2. Make salad: Combine strawberries, spinach, and almonds in a large bowl.

  3. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

491 Calories
35g Fat
43g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 491
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Sodium 63mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 6g 22%
Total Sugars 34g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 110mg 552%
Calcium 191mg 15%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 725mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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