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

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Although perfect for summer, this refreshing salad is a favorite year-round for our family and friends. Poppy seeds and pecans add a pleasing crunch to the mix.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup raspberry vinaigrette
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 package (10 ounces) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 294 calories, 25g fat (3g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein .

Directions

  1. In a blender, combine the vinaigrette, sugar, salt and mustard. Cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Stir in poppy seeds. Transfer to a small pitcher or bowl. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
  2. Just before serving, toss the spinach, strawberries and pecans in a large salad bowl. Serve with dressing. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Strawberry Spinach Salad in Taste of Home October/November 2006, p35


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Nancy519 User ID: 7179780 144173
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2013

"I added feta cheese to it, which made it even better."

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karenp224 User ID: 6354842 92960
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"Excellent! Every time I take this to an event, I get rave compliments & am asked the receipe for it."

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ErinC71 User ID: 6213638 85705
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"I made this for Easter dinner and it was a huge hit! People were having 2nds and 3rds! The dressing is very flavorful. I was concerned that it seemed a little thick, but it worked well to coat the spinach leaves. This will be making the BBQ rounds this summer for sure!"

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pober781 User ID: 4987619 97146
Reviewed May. 28, 2011

"THIS SALAD IS WONDERFUL, AND FLAVORFUL. I ALWAYS HAVE THIS SALAD WHEN STRAWBERRIES AND SPINACH ARE IN SEASON. LOVE THIS RECIPE....."

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bradylukemommy User ID: 2844327 92503
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2010

"LOVE this salad...I make it for parties and triple the recipe. I also sometimes add sliced green onions."

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lindarvoss User ID: 1705744 85653
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"I make this salad for Christmas every year. The colors are perfect and everyone loves the flavor!"

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