Saturday, June 5, 2010

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

I am loving this salad lately. I have had it several times at my mom's house and finally made it for us. It's very quick to throw together, and so tasty. I love the feta and walnuts. Drizzle a little poppy seed dressing on top and it's heaven! The poppy seed dressing I tweaked a little from my sister's mother-in-law's recipe. It's one of the best poppy seed dressings I have had.

Throw some grilled chicken on top to make it a main dish salad, or serve it up as a side on any summer menu. Be ware though, if you take it to a pot luck, you'll come home empty-handed!

For the salad:
1 10-oz. bag baby spinach
feta cheese, crumbled
1 quart strawberries, sliced

Put everything in a large salad bowl and gently toss. Add dressing and toss again. (Note: Add dressing to the whole salad only if you do not plan to have leftovers; otherwise it will wilt.)

For the dressing:
1 cup sugar
2 t salt
1 t dry mustard
1 t Dijon mustard
2/3 cup red wine vinegar
3 T red onion (about 2 slices)
1 cup vegetable oil
2 Tbsp. poppy seeds

Put everything but poppy seeds in a blender and whiz until well-blended. Add poppy seeds last and pulse breifly just to combine.

Store in fridge for 3–4 weeks


  1. Hi Michele,
    Your salad looks awesome! Thanks for adding it to my Linky!

  2. Made this salad and dressing for a big picnic and it was a huge hit! Everyone has been asking me for the recipe!

  3. Yeah, so glad everyone liked it, it's a great one!


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