This is a delicious and light summer salad that is also quick and easy to prepare!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the sugar, sesame seeds, sesame oil, poppy seeds, dried onion, paprika, oil and vinegar. Refrigerate until chilled.

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  • In a salad bowl, combine the spinach and strawberries. Drizzle with dressing, toss lightly and serve.

Nutrition Facts

471.2 calories; 6.8 g protein; 44.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 143.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (125)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2004
Great recipe but I did not use the sugar and I mixed half balsamic vinegar half raspberry vinegar. I simply forgot the sugar but it was not missed. I liked this so much and we still have strawberries and spinach left over so I will be trying it again tonight with half the sugar called for added in. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/23/2011
Dressing way to sweet and I even decreased the sugar by 1/8 of a cup. If I ever make again will omit the sugar or only use 2 tbsp. also used a blueberry vinegar instead of balsamic maybe that made it sweeter Read More
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163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 130
  • 4 star values: 27
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2004
Great recipe but I did not use the sugar and I mixed half balsamic vinegar half raspberry vinegar. I simply forgot the sugar but it was not missed. I liked this so much and we still have strawberries and spinach left over so I will be trying it again tonight with half the sugar called for added in. Read More
(49)
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2004
Great recipe but I did not use the sugar and I mixed half balsamic vinegar half raspberry vinegar. I simply forgot the sugar but it was not missed. I liked this so much and we still have strawberries and spinach left over so I will be trying it again tonight with half the sugar called for added in. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2005
This is a delicious salad! I first tasted it at a gourmet grocer in my neighborhood where (naturally) it was terribly expensive. Therefore I decided to try it at home and this was the recipe closest to what I used. I substituted Splenda (to taste) for the sugar (about 2 packets) and only used the Balsamic and Vege oil and Paprika. Also added feta and chopped walnuts. A TOTAL HIT!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2003
This salad was great! It not only tasted great but it looked so pretty! Great for a Christmas dinner. I didn't have dried onions so I thinly sliced some sweet onions and sprinkled the rings in the salad. I also eliminated the poppy seeds and it was fine. The only thing I would change next time is to lessen the amount of sugar by a few tablespoons. The balsamic vinegar is already so sweet. But the sugar makes it thick and clingy so take out too much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2003
I have been making this salad for over a year. It is very simple to make. And everyone enjoys it. We use it all year round. And every time we make it for people we are asked for the recipe. I can't believe that no one else has rated it yet!! Definately five stars!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2004
This is excellent (even my Mom asked me for the recipe!). I made the dressing exactly as written except I didn't have poppy seeds. I love the sweet/sour/sesame oil combination it's perfect I wouldn't adjust anything about it. I used a package and a half of pre-washed baby spinach putting only about 2/3 of the dressing on the salad. I'll be making lunch out of the leftover dressing and greens tomorrow. I can't wait to make this salad again when local strawberries are available! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2005
I made this for a family party. My father-in-law who claims to hate all salads had FOUR helpings and everyone asked for the recipe. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2003
I've been looking to replicate an asian style salad dressing for a long time. I finally found it!!! This works great with any vegetable salad even if you only have the vinegar oils and sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2005
This is a keeper! Everyone raved about this salad---men women and children!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/05/2005
very good. People at church loved it. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/23/2011
Dressing way to sweet and I even decreased the sugar by 1/8 of a cup. If I ever make again will omit the sugar or only use 2 tbsp. also used a blueberry vinegar instead of balsamic maybe that made it sweeter Read More
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