Easter Inspriation: Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Perfect Poppyseed Dressing


by Apr 19th, 2011 // Appetizers, Dinner, Holiday, Sides, Veggie Friendly

Easter Inspriation: Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Perfect Poppyseed Dressing

My family requires a salad at every meal. What can I say, we love our greens! We also love our fruit so I decided to combine the two and create a beautiful, fresh salad that we were thinking of serving on Easter Sunday. (It’s almost a pretty as decorated eggs!)

My daughter thought I was crazy to put strawberries and spinach together, but she was willing to give it a try. Perhaps she just wanted the opportunity to slice some strawberries.

This salad is so easy to make Sylvie was able to make the entire thing by herself, even washing and slicing the strawberries!

The only assistance she needed was when it came to measuring the ingredients for the dressing. This made her very proud and excited to try it.

She loves the salad and ate the entire bowl and gave it the official Easter approval!

Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Perfect Poppyseed Dressing

Pre Time: 5 minutes

7 oz bag spinach
1 pint strawberries, washed, stems removed and sliced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup canola oil
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 teaspoon onion juice or finely grated onion
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
1 tablespoon poppyseeds
pinch of paprika

Place spinach, strawberries, and almonds in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk oil, vinegar, honey, onion juice, salt, mustard, poppyseeds, and paprika. Pour over salad and serve immediately.

Makes: 4 servings

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9 Comments on “Easter Inspriation: Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Perfect Poppyseed Dressing”

  1. 1.) notyet100
    April 19th, 2011

    salad looks delicious,,nd healthy

  2. 2.) misti
    April 20th, 2011

    this is sooo good.. and the dressing recipe is fantastic. what a perfect salad for the spring and summer months!

  3. 3.) rebecca
    April 20th, 2011

    macki! that salad is so freaking beautious!

  4. 4.) Debbie
    April 20th, 2011

    This is similar the Weelicious version we make, it has mushrooms in it too, soo good!!! love it!

  5. 5.) Amy
    April 20th, 2011

    I make a very similar salad with mango and feta in it. Yum!

  6. 6.) lyndysue
    April 20th, 2011

    My favorite spinach salad features orange segments, dried cranberries, walnuts, and blue cheese crumbles with poppyseed dressing! YUM! Macki has always been fabulous at mixing foods – since she was in a high chair and fingerpainting with her food then licking it from her fingers (I was a pretty easygoing mom, with that lovely brown and gold kitchen carpet covered with a plastic tablecloth – PARTY!) Love to see what she will come up with next, and OF COURSE it is a great place to see current pics of my adorable grandkids! KEEP ON COOKIN'! xoxo mom

  7. 7.) Nicole
    April 21st, 2011

    Looks absolutely delicious!

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