This fresh strawberry and spinach salad is tossed with a sweet poppy seed dressing.

Mona

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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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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  • In a large bowl, mix the spinach and strawberries.

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  • In a blender, place the sugar, salt, vinegar, and oil, and blend until smooth. Stir in the poppy seeds. Pour over the spinach and strawberries, and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

624 calories; protein 3.1g 6% DV; carbohydrates 32g 10% DV; fat 55.9g 86% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 651.5mg 26% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Another winning recipe! Thanks to previous reviewers I cut the oil by half (next time maybe even a little bit more) added 1/4 cup chopped red onions and 1/4 cup sliced almonds. Sweet but not too sweet and is very appropriate for this summertime weather! Presentation is beautiful and tastes even better. We all enjoyed including my daughter who is 5yrs old. Thanks Mona for posting this! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/15/2004
I did not like this very much. I think the dressing was a bit much. Read More
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325 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 256
  • 4 star values: 56
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2003
Another winning recipe! Thanks to previous reviewers I cut the oil by half (next time maybe even a little bit more) added 1/4 cup chopped red onions and 1/4 cup sliced almonds. Sweet but not too sweet and is very appropriate for this summertime weather! Presentation is beautiful and tastes even better. We all enjoyed including my daughter who is 5yrs old. Thanks Mona for posting this! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
This salad is wonderful. Everyone (even spinach salad haters) go GAGA over it. The sweet tangy dressing is heavenly when combined with the strawberries and spinach. This salad is always a crowd favorite and it's always requested at potlucks and dinners. I always add a few strawberries to the dressing and let it sit in the fridge to cool for an hour or so before serving. The dressing ends up a beautiful pink color and the strawberries really dress it up! It's a nice way to bring back summer if you can find strawberries out of season in your grocery store and goes well with just about any meal you could possibly think of. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
I helped cook for a wedding this past summer, and the couple wanted a spinach salad with poppy seed dressing. This was a HUGE hit, and I had people calling me the next week for the recipe (even established cooks!). I was asked to make this salad for another wedding a couple months later. This is absolutely wonderful, I like the strawberries, but it is equally great with canned drained mandarin oranges. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2003
Used mixed field greens with Blue cheese red onions and toasted sliced almonds in a pan then added sugar and let them cool for on top. Used 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 reg. oil.Balsamic vinegar also. Had to make it 2 nights in a row. My family agreed it is the best salad EVER!!! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2007
Great taste but definitely reduce oil by 1/2 and use olive oil instead of vegetable. Also know that this is not a salad that keeps if you mix it with the dressing as the next day the strawberries taste terrible since they've marinated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
This was nice and simple. We really enjoyed this salad. The dressing is very nice and light. It isn't overpowering. I added 2 strawberries to the blender when I mixed the dressing. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2006
Very good. I used less oil and will use less vinegar the next time but very good. Topped my salad with the Kraft crumbles of feta provolone and parmesan cheeses. Also added Dawn's Candied walnuts from this site. Thank you!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/23/2006
I always take this to get togethers and barbecues, and EVERYONE asks for the recipe! I usually only use half the oil and sugar, and I add two strawberries to the blender as well. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2010
Love this recipe. So did my hubby. My changes: I changed/cut the vegetable oil to 1/2 cup olive oil and cut the the sugar to 1/4 cup. I added four small strawberries to the dressing and used an immersion blender to blend the dressing. I added 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds and a small red onion thinly sliced to the salad. I topped it with cubed feta cheese. What can I say? It was perfect! Even hubby liked it and he usually will not eat fruit that is in something other than a dessert. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/15/2004
I did not like this very much. I think the dressing was a bit much. Read More
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