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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!

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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 Tbspย of vinegar
1/3 cup of sugar

Spinach Strawberry Salad

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).

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Spinach Strawberry Salad

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$6
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
  3. Sprinkle chopped green onion over salad.
  4. Mix in prepped dressing to taste.

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  • Ksenia Ramsamooj
    October 2, 2016

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 3, 2016

      I’m so happy to hear that! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Marina
    October 2, 2016

    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! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 3, 2016

      Hi Marina, chia seeds will turn the dressing into gelatin the longer it sits so I would not recommend using chia seeds. Reply

  • Jessica
    October 25, 2015

    Made this for the first time today for a baby shower. Got so many compliments. You’re awesome! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 25, 2015

      Jessica, thank you for the great review ๐Ÿ™‚ . This salad is always one of the first to disappear at any of our parties. Reply

  • Viktoriya
    June 19, 2014

    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. =) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 19, 2014

      I’m so glad you liked it!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • olga
    March 27, 2014

    I used kraft creamy poppy sead dressing. + toasted almonds, – chives. Does your homemade dressing taste diff than the store bought one?
    Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 28, 2014

      I think mine is slightly sweeter and less acidic than the poppyseed dressings I’ve tried from the store. ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • July 24, 2013

    That’s just so unique and colorful! Would be a great side dish to rich steaks to refresh things up. Thanks for sharing, Natasha! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Yuliya
    May 24, 2013

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for such awesome recipes!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 24, 2013

      You’re so right. I like that you can combine them ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • YanaP
    April 14, 2013

    Thank You! Is there a dressing you can buy that is similar to your recipe? Just trying to cut corners. =) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 14, 2013

      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! Reply

      • YanaP
        April 22, 2013

        Thank You Natasha! I ended up whipping up the dressing your way. =) it was delicious and easy… great salad!! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          April 22, 2013

          I’m so glad you enjoyed it… woohoo!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • YanaP
    April 14, 2013

    Where do you get the poppyseeds? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 14, 2013

      Most grocery stores should carry them. I buy them in the bins at winco. Reply

  • Ana
    March 19, 2013

    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 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 19, 2013

      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. Reply

      • Ana
        March 20, 2013

        nothing can beat fresh fruits and veggies right out of the garden:) Reply

  • Inna
    March 15, 2013

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you Natasha for this wonderful salad recipe!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 15, 2013

      :D, great, I’m glad you decided to give it a try. We never have any leftovers at the party from that salad. Reply

  • maria
    March 11, 2013

    Hello, thanks for your recipes and why can we not save them to the computer as PDF files? thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 11, 2013

      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. Reply

  • Nastia
    August 10, 2012

    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:) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 11, 2012

      I know she will love it! It’s definitely a favorite with my whole family! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • Anna
    April 11, 2012

    This looks great! I’m going to try it for a baby shower with Tea Party theme. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 11, 2012

      Awesome! You will love it, just remember not to mix in the dressing until ready to eat! ๐Ÿ™‚ Tea party theme sounds so whimsical and nice. Reply

  • Kristina
    March 25, 2012

    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!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 25, 2012

      I’m glad you were able to win them over with this one. I haven’t met anyone who didn’t like it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • August 5, 2011

    yum, i made this salad today along with some almonds and aged white cheddar cheese. very nice and summery, thanks for the recipe! ๐Ÿ™‚ Reply

  • July 27, 2011

    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 Reply

  • July 26, 2011

    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. Reply

  • Vita
    July 21, 2011

    Can you please post some bread recipes when you get a chance thank u! Reply

  • Anna
    July 18, 2011

    can you plez post more bbq recipes? Reply

  • July 14, 2011

    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 Reply

  • Margo
    July 10, 2011

    Mmmm…my favorite salad also! Try adding a few walnuts or pecans, and a bit of crumbled white cheese.. =-)) Reply

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