This is a spinach salad tossed with strawberries and toasted sesame seeds. Everyone who has tried it always ask for the recipe. My husband waited one year to taste it and now he loves it! You may substitute mandarin oranges and toasted almonds for the strawberries and sesame seeds.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, dill and strawberries. Refrigerate until chilled.

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  • In a large glass jar with tight fitting lid, combine the oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, black pepper, dry mustard and cayenne pepper. Shake well until sugar is dissolved.

  • Pour dressing over chilled fruit and greens; toss to coat and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 2.1g; carbohydrates 16g; fat 13.6g; sodium 425.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (33)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2005
I hate uncooked spinach. I am also not a big fan of strawberries. However I am addicted to this wonderful salad. I could eat it everyday. 5 The only change I make is using olive oil instead. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/28/2003
Such a light and refreshing salad... BUT the dressing has TOO much vinegar for the sweetness of the fruit. I added 1/4 c fresh raspberries and used bottled raspberry dressing instead. Read More
(27)
41 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2005
I hate uncooked spinach. I am also not a big fan of strawberries. However I am addicted to this wonderful salad. I could eat it everyday. 5 The only change I make is using olive oil instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
It is that something different you are looking for... Sweet and tart with a pleasant hint of dill. I have made this salad many times for those informal dinners after work and those formal dinners with friends. Every time it has been a huge hit. You can never fail with this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/27/2003
Such a light and refreshing salad... BUT the dressing has TOO much vinegar for the sweetness of the fruit. I added 1/4 c fresh raspberries and used bottled raspberry dressing instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
We have been making this salad now exactly according to the recipe directions and its perfect everytime. It's wonderful a crowd pleaser. We make it for everyday occasions and for specail company to impress them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2005
I really liked this salad but used more toasted sesame seeds than called for in the recipe and also threw some sugar in with the dressing as I thought it was a bit bitter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/16/2010
Very easy and delicious! I ended up not using all of the dressing but I put it on the table if anyone wanted extra which no one did. This leaves me some so I can make up a salad for lunch tomorrow....an added bonus! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2009
I selected this one for the lower calories. It was nice. I did add about two tablespoons of sliced almonds to the pan when I browned the sesame seeds. I also minced fresh onion instead of using powder. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2004
I love this recipe. I make it with both strawberries in season and mandarines otherwise. I use the almonds for both. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2003
I made this delicious salad for a pot luck and came home with an empty dish. It was a huge hit and I passed the recipe on to several people. I chose this recipe over similar ones as it uses less oil and sugar in the dressing. Highly recommended. Read More
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