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A sweet and sour poppy seed dressing brings this Strawberry Spinach Salad to life!
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Perfect for summer, this Strawberry Spinach Salad is full of flavor! It makes use of fresh strawberries, spinach, mandarin oranges and sliced almonds. Toss it with the sweet and sour poppy seed dressing and serve it as a side or add chicken to make it a main course. 

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 556 kcal
Author: Lynne
Poppy Seed Dressing
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 9 ounce bag fresh spinach
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries sliced
  • 15 ounces mandarin oranges drained
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
Poppy Seed Dressing
  1. In a blender, combine the sugar, apple cider vinegar, poppy seeds, onion,  paprika, and Worcestershire sauce. Blend until well combined.

  2. With the blender on low, slowly pour in the canola oil through the opening of the cover. Mix thoroughly.

  3. In a large salad bowl, place spinach, strawberries, drained mandarin oranges, and almonds.

  4. Just before serving, pour dressing over salad and toss to combine. 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 556 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 59mg3%
Potassium 844mg24%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 6780IU136%
Vitamin C 113mg137%
Calcium 221mg22%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.