Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
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Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

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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.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • DRESSING:
  • 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

Nutritional Facts

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

Directions

  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).
Originally published as Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing in Taste of Home September/October 2013, pjls

Nutritional Facts

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

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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.

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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.

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Reviewed Oct. 14, 2013

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

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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.

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Reviewed Sep. 15, 2013

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

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