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Great salad with bacon, mushrooms and swiss cheese. Husband approved big time!

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rosslare September 07, 2013

I have been looking for this recipe everywhere!! My Aunt makes it for all of the family dinners and it is our favorite. I haven't been able to find my recipe for the vinaigrette though. Thanks!!

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stephpete86 November 04, 2010

This was a little sweet for us, even though I cut the ingredients down to 1/2 cup oil, 1/3 sugar and 1/4 vinegar. Thanks for the recipe though.

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nemokitty December 09, 2008

I made only the dressing, using only 1/2 c olive oil and 1/3 c sugar. I also used 1 1/2 t. dry mustard and 2 T. poppy seed. I enjoyed the dressing very much. I look forward to trying the salad on a day that I can afford the calories. I bet it is devine!

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nott June 13, 2008

Dh commented that I can make this salad "any day or *every* day" if I want . . . he liked it that much! Made it for a special dinner party and the guests (old and young) loved it too. The key is that all the flavors are so distinct and yet meld perfectly. Left out the red onion. Made the dressing in the morning and threw the rest together just prior to dinner. We have since made it again and added cooked chicken breast to it as a one-bowl salad meal. Note - I do only use 1/3 of the dressing ingredients to make a batch of the dressing and find that it covers an entire salad sufficiently for our tastes (ie approx. 1/2 c. oil, 1/4 c. vinnegar, etc.)

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Girle December 21, 2007

This salad and dressing did have a wonderful taste. The dressing is very good and does improve the longer in the fridge. I followed the recipe in terms of ingredients exactly this time, though next time I will significantly reduce the amount of cheese. Though we love cheese, 1 lb. of cheese for this amount of spinach is just overwhelming. I would recommend buying 2 6-8 oz packages and then seeing if just one package will do. That's what I will reduce it to next time. It still provides a TON of cheese, but 1 lb. is a bit overwhelming. But this time, per guest request, I did not toss the dressing with the salad. I put in in a pourer and allowed guests to add what dressing they would like to their own bowls of salad. This seemed to work out well--that way you don't get too much dressing on the salad, making it soggy. Guests can toss their own salad with the amount of dressing they choose. We will definitely make this great salad again, with the revision of less cheese. Thanks so much for sharing.

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AndreaVT96 August 08, 2007

We loved it. It actually "sold" some family members on spinach itself just because of the dressing :) The recipe does make a lot of dressing which I reused days later and it tasted significantly better after sitting.

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Papayaraya July 11, 2007

This is a great salad - but of course the dressing is what makes the salad special. I LOVED the poppyseed dressing, and the only thing I added was some fresh cracked pepper to it.

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Black Radish April 07, 2007

MAKE THIS! I PROMISE YOU WILL LIKE IT! I made this to bring to a get together with friends. Our friends went back for seconds (pretty good for a SALAD!). Great easy salad to make! Love it!

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Quest4ZBest February 13, 2007

Hi, I tasted a salad like this a few years back and have searched for the recipe. I am fairly sure this is it and am so excited. Thank you so much for posting!! Love, Becky

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becky watkins February 09, 2007
Spinach Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing