Strawberries and spinach join a pungent dressing in this unusual salad combo. Sesame oil and balsamic vinegar give this version of poppy seed dressing a bit more robust taste.

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Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Whisk together the SPLENDA® Granulated Sweetener, sesame seeds, sesame oil, poppy seeds, dried onion, paprika, oil and vinegar. Refrigerate until chilled.

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


This is a reduced sugar version of a recipe originally submitted by an Allrecipes home cook.

Serving Size: 3 1/2 cups spinach, 1/2 cup sliced strawberries, 5 tablespoons dressing

Nutrition Facts

375 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 19.7g; fat 32.3g; sodium 143.9mg. Full Nutrition


Rating: 5 stars
I made this salad for Father's Day and everyone loved it! I added a few extra things which went very well with this. I added some crumbled bacon, mushrooms, and diced onions. The best part ive been asked to make it again for a party my father is having Read More
Rating: 5 stars
yummy! got rave reviews as a side dish for an easter brunch. wasn't sure how the strong taste of the balsamic would go with strawberries, but i need not have worried. adults and kids alike raved...big hit! didn't need all the dressing so kept it for a regular salad the next day ;) Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I cut down the amount of sugar by half in the dressing. Even though I tripled the amount of spinach and used twice the amount of strawberries, added string red onions, there was still lots of dressing left over. Everyone loved it, all the salad was gone, next time, will add more spinach and more berries. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Excellent!! Rave reviews every time I make this salad. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
we loved it! It gives a full-flavor to the "same old" spinach salad with strawberries and toasted pecans. I loved that the carbs are low, and still rich in flavor. Easy to make, keeps well in the refrigerator. The touch of sesame oil kicks it up a bit along with both sesame and poppy seeds. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Great salad! I cut the dressing ingredients in half, plus reduced the amount of sugar (I don't care for Splenda). I still had dressing left over, which is fine, because I will use it up. Just wanted to note this for those who don't like things leftover after making a recipe. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is soooo good!! I changed it a bit...1/3 c each of oil and balsamic vinegar instead of 1/2 c each. added chopped hazlenuts, thin sliced red onion and I used a baby green mix that was 50% spinach. also used a t of sesame oil instead of 1/2 t. Left out the poppy seeds...did not have any. This salad rocks!!! even had extra dressing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Easy, healthy and delicious! Read More