Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

For those who haven't tasted this type of salad, I highly recommend it! Sounds a little odd if you're not used to fruit in a green salad, but it's absolutely delicious. Recipe from Edmonton Journal paper.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the spinach, red cabbage and green onion.
  2. Whisk the cider vinegar, olive oil, sugar, poppy seeds, paprika and worcestershire sauce together in a bowl.
  3. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the salad with the poppy seed dressing and arrange on eight individual plates.
  5. Top with fresh strawberries, almonds and sesame seeds.


Most Helpful

I am a big fan of strawberry Spinach Salads with the Poppy Seed dressing, but this dressing was a little tart for me. I found another recipe very similar that used white vinegar instead of cider vinegar and will use that as a substitution in the future as well as increasing the sugar to 1/3 cup. I guess I just prefer a sweeter dressing.

janiceswilor March 16, 2010

I really loved this salad, Lizeroo! The dressing was perfect in its sweetness and I appreciated that it didn't separate (with the seeds falling to the bottom). I subbed a tiny bit of balsamic for the worcestershire (since my bottle came crashing down and broke!) Roxygirl

Roxygirl in Colorado January 06, 2007

I really enjoyed this salad dressing, and it went over very well at a large party. I used Bibb lettuce and spinach. I used mainly white wine vinegar, but with a tablespoon of cider. I added an extra tablespoon of sugar. I also added blueberries and sliced cucumbers, which went well with the strawberries. The salad tasted fresh and healthful. Thanks for a great recipe!

rochsann July 11, 2010

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