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

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Spinach salad looks best-dressed when it wears luscious red strawberries and accents of toasted pecans. Finish it out with a sweet poppy seed dressing. —Erin Loughmiller, Ridgecrest, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons white or balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 package (9 ounces) fresh spinach, trimmed
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 141 calories, 11 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. Place the first eight ingredients in a jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake well. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. Just before serving, combine the remaining ingredients in a large bowl. Shake dressing and drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing in Taste of Home April/May 2012, p59

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

"I make this with chunks of avocado, slivered almonds and small slices of red onions Yummy!!"

Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"This was tasty. I added some feta."

Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"Quick and easy."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2012

"I like the nice assortment of crunchy nuts and seeds in this salad. It went over well at our Easter get-together. I used the balsamic vinegar and omitted the chopped onion due to time constraints."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2012

"I served this salad with a grilled steak. My husband even said that he didn't know if I could top this meal. The salad was so good. I used the white vinegar and substituted canola oil for the olive oil. Thinking about making for my side dish to bring for Easter!"

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