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Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

This salad has been a family favorite for a while! I love to bring this to parties or simply eat as a wonderful lunch or side dish. —Nikki Barton, Providence, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine spinach, lettuce, mushrooms and bacon. Place vinegar, onion, sugar, salt and mustard in blender. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Transfer to a bowl; stir in poppy seeds.
  • 2. Divide salad among six plates; drizzle with dressing. Yield: 6 servings (1 cup dressing).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups with about 2 tablespoons dressing: 280 calories, 24g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 557mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

Reviews for Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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CMJ24628 User ID: 8572823 238668
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015

"I made this salad for my family over Thanksgiving and it was a big hit! The dressing is simple yet has a lot of flavor and does not overpower the salad."

ahmom User ID: 3426126 227781
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"VERY good!"

spinardo User ID: 2339635 189131
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2014

"I started making all my own dressings years ago so I am always on the lookout for new recipes. Nothing beats homemade dressing. This is delicious .. and looks so pretty in a salad dressing bottle. Loved the salad too but I forgot the bacon. Oops ... next time. Yum! It was quick and easy."

kimspacc User ID: 1340117 200307
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2013

"This is a tasty dressing with a bit of kick from the vinegar and mustard. I loved that it was quick to make."

CatMurphy User ID: 7117971 189130
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

"A very good salad! I added sliced red onions to the salad, besides what is in the dressing."

annrms User ID: 2649709 199316
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2013

"Made this for lunch with company. Excellent! I used microwave bacon...easy. I substituted romaine for the iceberg. I would make this again. I would also use the dressing on Cole slaw."

veggiemama User ID: 4640590 196636
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

"My husband loves this salad and I really like it a lot, too!"

bjsilve0 User ID: 172187 140996
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

"YUMMY!!! That is all that needs to be said."

MaryAnneCausey User ID: 1772619 200778
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

"OMGoodness this dressing is now my favorite next to Buttermilk Ranch. This will be added to my Thanksgiving table."

jheath User ID: 1426834 199315
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"This is a delicious salad! The only thing I did different was add 2 boiled eggs."

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