I stopped at a deli and ordered a meal that came with this salad. The salad was so different that I didn't even want to try it. I did try it and loved it! I created my own version at home. Everyone loves it! You can use spinach leaves entirely if you prefer, or mix in any kind of greens you like.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Make a dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, sugar, and vinegar in a small bowl. Stir in the poppy seeds; set aside.

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  • Toss together the lettuce, spinach, and onion in a large bowl. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Add the strawberries and lightly toss again. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

268.8 calories; 2.8 g protein; 16.2 g carbohydrates; 10.4 mg cholesterol; 197.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
This what a hit at a family party we went to. I used 1 bag of baby spinach and 1 bag of a lettuce/baby spinach mix and used the feta cheese (put it on last) that came with the salad mix. I only had 3/4 cup of mayo so I added a 1/4 cup of sour cream. I used 1/2 Tbsp. of white vinegar and 1/2 Tbsp. of raspberry vinegar. Everything else was the same except I didn't use a full Tbsp. of poppy seeds (just personal preference). Our niece and BIL said that it tasted just like a salad they had in Hawaii. Everyone said it was great and we took home NO leftovers. Important: So that it wasn't soggy I took everything to the party separate and put the salad together right before serving. Also didn't use all the dressing. I think if I had it would have been too much. FYI - April 11 2009 - This salad was requested for me to bring to the family Easter Dinner tomorrow! Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2011
I have made this similiar salad only I used white onion instead of red with dried cranberries almonds and sprinkled in some feta cheese then toss it with the poppy seed dressing. My family couldn't stop raving!! Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 40
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2009
This what a hit at a family party we went to. I used 1 bag of baby spinach and 1 bag of a lettuce/baby spinach mix and used the feta cheese (put it on last) that came with the salad mix. I only had 3/4 cup of mayo so I added a 1/4 cup of sour cream. I used 1/2 Tbsp. of white vinegar and 1/2 Tbsp. of raspberry vinegar. Everything else was the same except I didn't use a full Tbsp. of poppy seeds (just personal preference). Our niece and BIL said that it tasted just like a salad they had in Hawaii. Everyone said it was great and we took home NO leftovers. Important: So that it wasn't soggy I took everything to the party separate and put the salad together right before serving. Also didn't use all the dressing. I think if I had it would have been too much. FYI - April 11 2009 - This salad was requested for me to bring to the family Easter Dinner tomorrow! Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
Unbelievable! I did add some reduced fat feta and some walnutes and substituted mayo for light mayo. Loved everyhting about it and still felt it was light enough to be a healthy option! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2008
This is a great recipe, even for a non-salad lover like myself. I add mandarin oranges along with the strawberries, and it really adds a nice touch, too. This is a house favorite! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/01/2010
Excellent Salad! I love the poppy seed dressing. We replaced the iceberg with romaine hearts and shallots for the red onion and everyone really enjoyed this salad and will be happy to have it again. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/09/2008
This was amazing! I used a half baby spinach and half italian prepackaged salad greens mixture added kraft mediterranean crumbles and chopped walnuts and instead of using the dressing mixture listed I used Brianne's Blush Wine vinagrette. I served this salad with tuna and black olives stuffed into pita halves and even my super picky boyfriend cleaned his plate. He is not very adventurous and guffawed at fruit in a salad but he loved it. Thanks so much! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2008
fantastic! I could not find rasberry vin so i bought rasberry balsamic and added a pint of crushed rasberries. Everyone loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2008
I have been making a recipe similar to this for years - Yumm - I Love strawberry salad!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2009
I had a little get together the other night and everyone is still raving over this salad.....I did use the walnuts and feta... It was so good............ Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2011
Loved this salad!!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/04/2011
I have made this similiar salad only I used white onion instead of red with dried cranberries almonds and sprinkled in some feta cheese then toss it with the poppy seed dressing. My family couldn't stop raving!! Read More
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