Sesame Spinach Salad Recipe
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Sesame Spinach Salad Recipe

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Toasted sesame seeds are a nice contrast to the hearty ingredients and thick creamy dressing in this spinach salad. "I make this dish at least once a month," says Sue Collins of Shawnee, Kansas.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced
  • 1 package (5 ounces) frozen cooked salad shrimp, thawed
  • 3/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 216 calories, 19g fat (5g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 266mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, toss the spinach, tomatoes, avocados, shrimp, mushrooms, eggs and sesame seeds. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. In a small bowl, combine the dressing ingredients. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Yield: 20 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Spinach Salad in Taste of Home December/January 2002, p41

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