5 from 3 votes

Spinach Strawberry Salad

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Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Poppy Seed Dressing is an easy, fresh salad with perfect deliciously sweet homemade dressing done in just 10 minutes. Customize your salad with chicken for a full meal! 

Spinach Strawberry Salad with fresh Parmesan and delicious chunky strawberries wrapped in a sweet homemade dressing recipe

Bring on the Summer Salads!

Nothing says spring and summer like fresh strawberries in your salad and this 10 minute salad with homemade dressing feels like a delicious pre-dinner appetizer at your favorite restaurant.

Serve this refreshing salad up for lunch or double it up for a summer picnic side dish.

Poppy Seed Dressing 

Before you get started on this recipe, you will need the following ingredients. Then scroll down for Strawberry Spinach Salad measurements and instructions on creating this recipe – including a full recipe card that you can print for free that helps you shop and create easily in your kitchen

Start with making your homemade dressing.

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds ( a small, 1 ounce jar of sesame seeds is enough for 2 Tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

Spinach with Strawberries Salad

Once dressing is ready and waiting, begin salad assembling.

There are extra options for your simple salad to boost it with other ingredients or turn into a main below by scrolling to the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • Fresh spinach
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Sliced almonds
  • Parmesan cheese
  • (optional) baked chicken

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How to Make Poppy Seed Dressing

Mix sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, oil, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and onion together in a bowl.

Let set for 10 minutes.

spinach and strawberry dressing, poppy seed dressing recipe

 

Assembling Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad

Add spinach, cut up strawberries, almonds and fresh shredded Parmesan cheese to a large serving bowl.

Mix dressing well and add to salad mix.

Serve spinach strawberry salad immediately.

Easy 10 minute salad side dish with spinach, strawberries and homemade sweet dressing

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Strawberry Salad Variations like Panera Bread

This strawberry spinach salad has a deliciously sweet taste between the strawberries and the homemade poppy seed dressing reminding me so much of the Panera salad.

And of course the actual salad can really be varied and altered in so many ways for your own personal tastes.

Try adding some of the following ingredients to your salad if you like!

  • Goat Cheese
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Bacon
  • Feta
  • A spritz of lemon
  • Blue Cheese
  • Blueberries
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Shredded Chicken
5 from 3 votes

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Poppy Seed Dressing


Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Easy Spinach salad with strawberries and parmesan, a delicious Panera Bread Strawberry salad dupe! Nothing says summer more than a refreshing strawberry spinach salad with homemade poppy seed dressing - a delightful side dish or add some chicken and pecans and serve up for a healthy dinner.

Ingredients
 

Homemade Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds a small, 1 ounce jar of sesame seeds is enough for 2 Tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced onion

Strawberry Spinach Salad

  • 1 package 10 oz, fresh spinach
  • 8 ounces fresh strawberries, washed, tops removed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds or pecans
  • 1/3 cup grated or shredded fresh Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Homemade Sweet Poppy Seed Dressing
  • Mix sesame seeds, poppy seeds, sugar, oil, white vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and minced onion together in a bowl.
  • Let set for 10 minutes to marinate.

  • Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • Add freshly washed spinach, cut up strawberries, slivered almonds and fresh shredded or grated Parmesan cheese to a large serving bowl.
  • Mix dressing well in bowl and add to salad mix.
  • Serve spinach strawberry salad immediately.

Notes

Try Adding the Following to Your Salad

  • Goat Cheese
  • Almonds
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Bacon
  • Feta
  • A spritz of lemon
  • Blue Cheese
  • Blueberries
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Shredded Chiekn

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 1009kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 81g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 60g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 1026mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 32g

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