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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Spinach salad with poppy seed dressingM
During strawberry season, this salad is one of my favorite salads.  I especially like using the local strawberries.  My co-worker shared a similar version of this salad recipe with me.
Crunchy apples, strawberries, walnuts and blue cheese come together with a slightly thick and sweet poppy seed dressing. You can choose substitute the blue cheese with feta cheese.  

Add this refreshing and colorful strawberry spinach salad to your next dinner party menu or simply have it for lunch.

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Dressing:
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1/4 of small onion, chopped
2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
2 1/2 Tbsp. honey
1/2 cup canola oil
1Tbsp. Poppy seed

Salad:
1 (6oz) bag baby spinach leaves or spring mix
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
1 medium apple, cored, seeded and cut into small chunks
3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
1/4 red onion, peeled and cut into thin half rings
2 oz. Blue cheese crumbled or 4 oz. feta cheese 

Direction:
Place onion, honey, salt, and sugar in a blender jar. On the low speed slowly add the oil, rice vinegar and poppy seed. Refrigerate the dressing until you are ready to serve.

Assemble the salad:
Place salad ingredients in large salad bowl and toss to blend. Drizzle with dressing and gently toss until lightly coated. Serve immediately.


Enjoy! 

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Crunchy apples, strawberries, walnuts and blue cheese come together with a slightly thick and sweet poppy seed dressing. You can choose substitute the blue cheese with feta cheese. Add this refreshing and colorful strawberry spinach salad to your next dinner party menu or simply have it for lunch.

Ingredients

  • Dressing:
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1/4 of small onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1Tbsp. Poppy seed
  • Salad:
  • 1 (6oz) bag baby spinach leaves or spring mix
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 medium apple, cored, seeded and cut into small chunks
  • 3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 red onion, peeled and cut into thin half rings
  • 2 oz. Blue cheese crumbled or 4 oz. feta cheese

Instructions

  1. Direction:
  2. Place onion, honey, salt, and sugar in a blender jar. On the low speed slowly add the oil, rice vinegar and poppy seed. Refrigerate the dressing until you are ready to serve.
  3. Assemble the salad:
  4. Place salad ingredients in large salad bowl and toss to blend. Drizzle with dressing and gently toss until lightly coated. Serve immediately.
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{ 20 comments… add one }
  • Lavanya 05/10/2012, 6:18 AM
  • Moms Purse 05/10/2012, 6:34 AM

    wow you have fresh garden strawberries already?

    • Inessa 05/10/2012, 11:57 PM

      Natasha, yes we do 🙂 I get mine from local farmer’s market, everything is so fresh and delicious and most important locally grown.
      Thank you 🙂

  • Smitten ByFood 05/10/2012, 8:34 AM

    Strawberry is such a versatile food. the salad looks delish. =)

    • Inessa 05/10/2012, 11:59 PM

      I agree, strawberry gives to this salad a refreshing touch….

  • Nish 05/10/2012, 1:06 PM

    Such a lovely sounding salad! I also love the sound of the dressing – will try it soon!

    • Inessa 05/11/2012, 12:06 AM

      Thanks Nish, it is very delicious- summerish salad, try 🙂

  • Kiri W. 05/10/2012, 1:15 PM

    Love the poppy seed dressing, I’ve always had a weakness for poppy seeds.

    • Inessa 05/11/2012, 12:07 AM

      Thanks Kiri. I love it too, it’s different. 🙂

  • Lea 05/10/2012, 3:38 PM

    This salad sounds really good. I love poppy seeds.Need to make it soon✿✿✿
    http://leascooking.blogspot.com/

    • Inessa 05/10/2012, 11:51 PM

      Thanks Lea, me too, I love poppy seeds especially in baking. 🙂

  • Zari(Nilam) 05/10/2012, 8:59 PM

    Healthy n nutritious salad….
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  • Tatyana V. 05/10/2012, 10:07 PM

    Inessa, how much poppy seed do you put in the dressing?
    Thank you!

    • Inessa 05/10/2012, 11:50 PM

      Tanusha, thank you so much. 🙂 I updated.
      I guess it’s not a very good idea to write recipes late at night…..

    • Tatyana V. 05/11/2012, 3:57 PM

      Thank you Inessa for taking time and helping us feed our families…:)

  • This is such a pretty and yummy salad. So healthy, too! Someone in our cooking club makes this type of salad often and it is so good! I need to make this when we have some ripe strawberries.

  • Nadia 05/16/2012, 6:05 AM

    This is a lovely salad! I fell in love with it after my sister made it for me on my surprise birthday party. She went to your blog ’cause she knows I like your recipes. It’s awesome and healthy too! thanks.

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