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Special Strawberry Spinach Salad

Any way you slice them, strawberries are extra-colorful and refreshing when paired with crisp greens in this salad.—Jean Newnham, Peterborough, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    6-8 servings


  • 9 cups torn fresh spinach
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, halved
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce


  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries and almonds. Place dressing ingredients in a blender; cover and process until combined. Pour over salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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  • gunslinger
    Feb 21, 2020

    I didn't have seasame seeds so I added a few more poppy seeds in the dressing. It was delicious!

  • ChrisBlair
    Jun 27, 2018

    Been making this salad since it was first published. Love it!

  • Joyceschu
    Jul 24, 2017

    Excellent! I shared it at a club meeting and I have to share the recipe at the next meeting! It was a hit!

  • joycerm53
    May 14, 2014

    This salad recipe is a keeper! The dressing is wonderful? I will try it again soon as a main dish salad and add some grilled chicken breasts.

  • Littlepinkdresslinda
    Mar 2, 2013

    This is amazing. The dressing is so good. Sometimes I add banannas, or you can even add grilled chicken strips to make it a meal.

  • tootlissie
    Jan 14, 2012

    I made this for our daughters wedding in 2010. Delicious!!

  • Shelley Smith
    Aug 7, 2011

    I use baby spinach in this recipe. It is light tasting, and great with the baby spinach. I even use a little less sugar and it's still tasty.

  • sfarrar
    Jun 12, 2010

    First made this from the magazine & it's still my favourite company green salad. Dressing is wonderful!

  • boland
    Oct 9, 2009

    dressing is awsome and is great with toasted sesame seeds too

  • jatomlin
    Jul 2, 2009

    My family laughs about all the "Special" recipes Taste of Home has---but this one really IS special!