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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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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."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2015

"VERY good!"

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."

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."

Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

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

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."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

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

Reviewed Sep. 5, 2013

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

Reviewed Sep. 3, 2013

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

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

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

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