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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 141 calories, 11g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1/2 starch.

Reviews for Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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Mickey82 User ID: 8461915 230230
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2015

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

aug2295 User ID: 4631582 193517
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"This was tasty. I added some feta."

FastSkier User ID: 6246446 115525
Reviewed May. 14, 2012

"Quick and easy."

MY REVIEW User ID: 77962 109932
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."

cjgeving User ID: 5546125 131969
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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