Spinach Strawberry Salad
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This Spinach Strawberry Salad always shows up at church potlucks and family dinners. It is a simple and absolutely delicious strawberry spinach salad.
My sister Svetlana is a very creative and talented cosmetologist (hair stylist) and cook! She made this amazing Spinach Strawberry Salad for a family dinner a couple weeks ago and it’s quickly become my new favorite salad recipe. She made it again this weekend when we had family visiting from Washington and everyone was raving about it!
Here’s a tip: I’ve already tried it with red onion and found it to be overpowering, but the green onion/ chives are perfect! Hope you and your family enjoy this simple, yet tantalizingly good strawberry spinach salad.
Spinach Strawberry Salad Ingredients:
1 lb fresh Spinach
2-3 cups of fresh sliced strawberries
3 Tbsp chopped green onions or chives
Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients:
1 cup of mayo
1.5 Tbsp poppy seeds, rinsed and drained
2 Tbsp of vinegar
1/3 cup of sugar
How to Make Spinach Strawberry Salad:
1. Combine all of the dressing ingredients (mayo, poppy seeds, vinegar and sugar) and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Wash and dry spinach, then place it into a large bowl. Slice strawberries and add them to a bowl as well.
4. Sprinkle chopped green onion over salad and mix in prepped dressing to taste (you may not use all of it – and that’s ok).
Spinach Strawberry Salad
- 1 lb of Spinach
- 2-3 cups of fresh sliced strawberries
- 3 tbsp chopped green onions or chives
Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients:
- 1 cup of mayo
- 1.5 tbsp poppy seeds, rinsed and drained
- 2 tbsp of vinegar
- 1/3 cup of sugar
Combine all of the dressing ingredients (mayo, poppy seeds, vinegar and sugar) and mix until well combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Wash and dry spinach, then place it into a large bowl. Slice strawberries and add them to a bowl as well.
Sprinkle chopped green onion over salad.
Mix in prepped dressing to taste.
If you love strawberries, check out our favorite strawberry recipes here.
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What is your preferred vinegar?
Hi Bill, this was just plain white vinegar.
A Mother’s Day HIT!! Incredible salad! I added blueberries though could not find poppy seeds. The dressing goes very, very far and is so yummy. I was surprised how the green onions added a nice “pop” to this salad. Definitely making again and again and again.
That’s so great Lisa! We love this salad and it is indeed so perfect for Mother’s Day! Thank you for sharing that wonderful review!
Natasha, i tried 4 of your recipes in 2 days. There all were so delicious, especially this salad. You are such an inspiration to me in many ways!
I’m so happy to hear that! 🙂
Hi Natasha! Have you tried to use chia seeds instead of poppy seeds? I was wondering if it would make a difference in taste? (I’m trying to incorporate the chia in as many recipes as I can since they are so good for you.) Thanks!
Hi Marina, chia seeds will turn the dressing into gelatin the longer it sits so I would not recommend using chia seeds.
Made this for the first time today for a baby shower. Got so many compliments. You’re awesome!
Jessica, thank you for the great review 🙂 . This salad is always one of the first to disappear at any of our parties.
I love the dressing! This salad is so good! I was skeptical about the combination, but curious…and I’m happy my curiosity got the best of me. =)
I’m so glad you liked it!! 🙂
I used kraft creamy poppy sead dressing. + toasted almonds, – chives. Does your homemade dressing taste diff than the store bought one?
I think mine is slightly sweeter and less acidic than the poppyseed dressings I’ve tried from the store. 🙂
That’s just so unique and colorful! Would be a great side dish to rich steaks to refresh things up. Thanks for sharing, Natasha! 🙂
This is so good and unique! Who knew spinach is so good… and good for you!! It’s a very fine line between a salad and a desert 🙂 thank you for such awesome recipes!! 🙂
You’re so right. I like that you can combine them 🙂
Thank You! Is there a dressing you can buy that is similar to your recipe? Just trying to cut corners. =)
There is a dressing by a manufacturer called simply dressed. It’s a pomegranate dressing. It’s not quite the same as this poppyseed dressing because the pomegranate one is not creamy but it will taste good too. That company also makes a strawberry poppyseed one that I’ve seen in some stores but I haven’t tried it so I can’t recommend it yet but if you do taste it please let me know how you liked it. I think you would really like the homemade one though it’s always a hit at any party!
Thank You Natasha! I ended up whipping up the dressing your way. =) it was delicious and easy… great salad!!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it… woohoo!!! 🙂
Where do you get the poppyseeds?
Most grocery stores should carry them. I buy them in the bins at winco.
A hit once again:) Perfect salad for summer picnic. what do you use to drain your poppy seeds? I seemed to have a bit of trouble with that
I have colander with very fine mesh :). I can’t wait for fresh strawberries out of my mom’s yard, we use them all the time for this salad.
nothing can beat fresh fruits and veggies right out of the garden:)
This salad is sooo good, I saw it long time ago but didn’t try it cause when I thought of the ingridients I thought I wouldn’t like the combination of them, but decided to try it after I saw it on Tanya’s baby shower menu. I like it so much now, been doing it 3 days in a row 🙂 Thank you Natasha for this wonderful salad recipe!!!
:D, great, I’m glad you decided to give it a try. We never have any leftovers at the party from that salad.
Hello, thanks for your recipes and why can we not save them to the computer as PDF files? thanks
I’ll see if I can get something; the previous one showed too many pop-up ads and I didn’t like that. For now, I have the print friendly version at the bottom of each recipe.
Oh my this salad looks yummy! even the pictures making my mouth water, I will have to try this! my mommys birthday is in two days and I am making a surprise party for her, this salad may be part of the menu:)
I know she will love it! It’s definitely a favorite with my whole family! 🙂
This looks great! I’m going to try it for a baby shower with Tea Party theme.
Awesome! You will love it, just remember not to mix in the dressing until ready to eat! 🙂 Tea party theme sounds so whimsical and nice.
made this for family lunch on sunday for our shashliki, it was a huge hit! my brothers don’t like salad too much and consider it “girly” haha but oh how they ate this one up! i made too much kinda but it was all gone in half an hour!!! 🙂
I’m glad you were able to win them over with this one. I haven’t met anyone who didn’t like it! 🙂
yum, i made this salad today along with some almonds and aged white cheddar cheese. very nice and summery, thanks for the recipe! 🙂
Hi.It was a pleasure to discover such a nice blog about Russian food.I wanted to writw you mail to ask you something but could’nt find any mail address on your site.Can you contact me pls?Cheers
under my picture on the right side of the home page 🙂
I made this recently (thanks to your post), but with store bought poppyseed dressing. It was delicious and so summery! I felt like I was eating dessert.
Can you please post some bread recipes when you get a chance thank u!
can you plez post more bbq recipes?
Yumm. This is something new and different and it looks so yummy! Some walnuts and white cheese sound good too. Definitely going to try this out! Thanks Natasha
Mmmm…my favorite salad also! Try adding a few walnuts or pecans, and a bit of crumbled white cheese.. =-))
Hi Margo – that does sound good. Next time!! 🙂
Loved this salad, I made it to your recipe but added some toasted almond slices and some crumbled feta cheese , the sweet and salty give the salad that extra umami kick , I served as a side to a grilled salmon
Yum! Thank you so much for sharing this with me! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe!