Spicy Strawberry Salad


A friend once made this for a party to celebrate the beginning of summer. It is cool, crisp and crunchy - just what a salad should be.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
10 servings


  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

  • 1 ½ teaspoons garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder

  • cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 ½ cups fresh sliced mushrooms

  • 8 cups mixed salad greens

  • 1 ½ cups chopped pecans

  • 4 cups sliced fresh strawberries


  1. Whisk together the oil, sugar, poppy seeds, garlic powder, dry mustard and vinegar. Refrigerate until chilled.

  2. In a salad bowl, combine the mushrooms and mixed greens; add dressing and toss. Sprinkle with strawberries and pecans.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

341 Calories
29g Fat
21g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 341
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 15mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 47mg 234%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 359mg 8%

* 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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