Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Strawberry, Spinach & Poppy Seed Salad

This is one of my ALL TIME favorite salads in the warmer months and has become a summer staple on our table and at all family get-togethers! It's even great on it's own as a meal-just add some chicken and voila...you'll be scrapping the bowl clean for sure!

Spinach & Strawberry Salad

4-5 cups Fresh baby spinach or mixed baby greens
1-2 cups Fresh sliced strawberries
3/4 c. Slivered Almonds (can add sesame seeds)
Handful of red onion


1/2 cup white sugar
1 1/2 tbsp. minced green onion
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tsp. poppy seeds
1 1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 cup olive oil
Using a container with a tight lid, mix dressing ingredients together and shake well. Layer spinach, sliced strawberries, onion and nut mixture in a bowl. Toss with dressing when ready to serve. Makes enough dressing for two large salads.


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Unknown said...

this is always one of my favs!

Decor & Harmony said...

This looks delicious I just happened to have strawberries and spinach in the fridge......will have to give it a try. Stop by for a blog visit :)

Alesha said...

I LOVE this salad! We even had it served at our wedding! So glad you're sharing the recipe!
Alesha <3

Claire @ a little something in the meantime . . . said...

This is one of my summer salad faves, too. Some goat cheese and candied pecans just puts it right over the top!

Visiting from Live.Laugh.Rowe (because your photos look so mouth-watering!)

P.S. This weekend I'll be making your Rhubarb cake recipe finally :)

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Your pics make this look so good! Thanks for linking this to Things I've Done Thursday!

The Daily Smash said...

Yummy this looks so good. I need to try it soon.

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Nicole said...

Yum! This sounds so good! I used to make baby spinach salads with strawberries, mushrooms and red bell peppers. I never thought of adding almonds, that would have made them extra delicious!
Knit, Nicole, Knit!

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

Really great salad and agreed that goat cheese and nuts (candied walnuts) would put it over the top. One note -I find it a lot better with about half as much sugar. It's a little too sweet.