Spinach-Strawberry Salad

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Spinach-Strawberry Salad

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Not your usual spinach salad, but a winning combination of strawberries and spinach tossed with a crunchy sweet-sour poppy-seed dressing.

This goes over big, even with those who aren’t usually tossed-salad fans. It’s bright and pretty, too — perfect for a quick lunch or supper, or for a small party.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) fresh spinach
  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced thin

Instructions

In a blender, combine the sugar, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, oil, and vinegar. Blend well. If the dressing seems thick, add a few drops of water.

Remove the stems from the spinach and tear the leaves into bite-size pieces. Arrange them on individual salad plates or in a salad bowl. Arrange the strawberries on top. Drizzle the dressing over the strawberries and serve.

Comments
  • Anonymous

    I’ve used this for several picnics and “goodie” days at work. It’s terrific with raspberry vinagrette too and blue cheese crumbles.

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  • This recipe is absolutely wonderful! My teenagers wouldn’t touch spinach before this!

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  • Anonymous

    This recipe is made as often as possible with fresh strawberries in season here at Bon Appetit – Whitman College. It is one of the best I have come across and I would highly recommend it. Erica Peters-Grende, Walla Walla, WA

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  • Anonymous

    Fantastic salad!! Also I substituted olive oil for the salad oil and it was just as good.

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  • Anonymous

    My son asked for seconds! I used olive oil as well and then balsamic vinegar instead of cider with Splenda instead of sugar. It was really yummy!

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  • Anonymous

    I took this to a church potluck dinner and had many requests for the recipe. They ate all of it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    This salad is also great if you substitute the strawberries with fresh clementines or a can of mandarine oranges (drained), and leave out the poppy seeds and sesame seeds from the dressing, but sprinkle toasted almond slices on top. Yummmmy!

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  • Anonymous

    Great summer salad. I had to give my copy to our guests. I did use extra virgin olive oil because it was all I had. Next time I might try baby spinach for the smaller leaves. We all loved it — even the 17-year-old young man at our table.

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  • Anonymous

    I didn’t have the sesame & poppy seeds on hand or the spinach, but wanted to try it so used fresh chard leaves stripped of the stems. Even without the 2 seeds the dressing was great. The salad went over well and I will try it again following the recipe.

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