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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing Fresh spinach, sliced strawberries, feta cheese, crispy bacon, walnuts, and red onion in a sweet homemade poppyseed dressing. www.modernhoney.com #salad #salads #spinachsalad

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Fresh spinach, sliced strawberries, feta cheese, crispy bacon, walnuts, and red onion in a sweet homemade poppyseed dressing

It is officially March which means Spring weather is right around the corner. We are going to hit the mid 80’s this weekend so it is time to bring on the salads! I am in full-on wedding mode with one of my daughter’s closest friends is getting married this weekend and I am making the wedding cake. No pressure at all! But I love Springtime in Arizona because it usually means a lot of beautiful weddings, Spring Break, Easter, and family gatherings. 

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing Fresh spinach, sliced strawberries, feta cheese, crispy bacon, walnuts, and red onion in a sweet homemade poppyseed dressing. www.modernhoney.com #salad #salads #spinachsalad

This is one of the most popular salads I make in our home and all of my kids love it. It has everything — crunchy, sweet, salty, and healthy, of course! The Spinach, Bacon, Strawberry Salad is so quick and easy to throw together. It is made with baby spinach, sweet strawberries, crispy bacon, feta cheese, crunchy walnuts, and red onion tossed with a sweet homemade poppyseed dressing.  It is always a crowd-pleaser and people are always asking for the recipe.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing Fresh spinach, sliced strawberries, feta cheese, crispy bacon, walnuts, and red onion in a sweet homemade poppyseed dressing. www.modernhoney.com #salad #salads #spinachsalad

 This is the perfect salad to take to a potluck, a picnic, a baby or bridal shower, a party, an Easter gathering, or just a simple weeknight dinner. You can serve it as a side dish or make it the main dish and star of the show by adding some grilled chicken.

The Sweet Poppyseed dressing can be made ahead of time which makes it even quicker to throw together. The homemade poppyseed dressing is made with mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, sugar, grated onion, dijon mustard, and poppyseeds. This creamy poppyseed dressing pairs perfectly with this spinach strawberry salad. 

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing Fresh spinach, sliced strawberries, feta cheese, crispy bacon, walnuts, and red onion in a sweet homemade poppyseed dressing. www.modernhoney.com #salad #salads #spinachsalad

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing Fresh spinach, sliced strawberries, feta cheese, crispy bacon, walnuts, and red onion in a sweet homemade poppyseed dressing. www.modernhoney.com #salad #salads #spinachsalad

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

By: Modern Honey - www.modernhoney.com
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing Fresh spinach, sliced strawberries, feta cheese, crispy bacon, walnuts, and red onion in a sweet homemade poppyseed dressing.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients  

  • 10 ounces Baby Spinach Leaves or Mixed Greens
  • 6 Slices of Crispy Bacon (cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1/4 Red Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 lb. Strawberries (sliced)
  • 3/4 cup Feta Cheese Crumbles
  • 3/4 cup Walnuts

Sweet Poppyseed Dressing:

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Grated Onion
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Poppyseeds
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Cook bacon until crispy and cut into bite-size pieces.
  • In a large salad bowl, toss baby spinach or mixed greens, bacon, red onion, strawberries, feta cheese, and walnuts.
  • In a bowl or mixer bottle, mix the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, onion, dijon mustard, and poppy seeds together. Add salt and pepper if needed.
  • When ready to serve, toss salad with dressing.

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal, Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 27g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 367mg, Potassium: 388mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 9g, Vitamin A: 3348IU, Vitamin C: 44mg, Calcium: 75mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 319
Keyword: strawberry spinach salad
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8 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I had no clue that making poppyseed dressing was so easy! And it was so delicious, I’m never buying it from the store again. This is my favorite salad to bring to any event I’m invited to!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! So refreshing! The dressing was a great topper! Next time I will add more spinach to help it go further.

  3. 5 stars
    Very delicious! I used a defrosted frozen banana, so I increased the amount of oatmeal a bit to get the desired pancake thickness. Sweet enough~ no additional syrup needed!

    1. Whoops! This comment is for the banana oatmeal pancakes! I was looking at other delicious looking recipes and forgot to go back to make my reply there.