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Strawberry Spinach Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing- Easy Summertime Salad

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Strawberry Spinach salad is an easy & frugal summertime salad, perfect to bring to a picnic or 4th of July as an easy side dish.

Strawberry Spinach Salad With Poppy Seed Dressing- Easy Summertime Salad

Have you been strawberry picking yet this year or just have a lot of strawberries you’ve found on sale? In that case, you might be looking for a new recipe to add to your summertime collection!  In the past we’ve asked the Thrifty NW Mom Facebook Fans what were some of their favorite ways to use strawberries & this salad is always on the list of ideas. Here is our version, and it is really simple, but packs alot of flavor. And it is healthy. I love when I can find a recipe that is simple, healthy and delicious! You could do this with whatever your favorite berries are too (raspberries and blueberries would go nice), and if you want to add cheese to it, Feta is a great match.

We wanted to share this yummy Strawberry Spinach salad recipe with poppy seed dressing, with you to add to your menu this summer. It is quick to put together and perfect for a summertime salad using up those fresh strawberries!  This would make for a filling lunch option or side dish for dinner if you are grilling up some meat or really with any dish as you can just throw it together so quickly!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing:

Strawberry Spinach Salad is a healthy & fast option for lunch or dinner in the summertime using fresh strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 1 bag spinach
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces for garnish & flavor

Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe:

  • 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion, grated
  • 1 cup light olive oil
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds

Directions:

In a blender, combine vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt & onion.

Slowly add olive oil & blend for 1 minute (can also be whisked by hand in a large bowl, just skip the extended blending step).

Refrigerate until chilled & then dress salad by adding the dressing when it’s ready to be served. (I usually won’t wait for it to be refrigerated).

Strawberry Spinach Salad for Any Time of Year

We like our salad with minimal dressing, so I would be able to make 4 salads with just one dressing recipe.

This salad is sure to be a hit with your family & friends and it’s a great one to bring to 4th of July or other picnic gatherings, too!

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Ingredients

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  • Strawberry Spinach Salad:
  • 1 bag spinach
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1/2 Cup pecan pieces for garnish
  • Dressing:
  • 1/3 Cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp onion, grated
  • 1 cup light olive oil
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine vinegar, sugar, mustard, salt & onion.
  2. Slowly add olive oil & blend for 1 minute (can also be whisked by hand in a large bowl, just skip the extended blending step).
  3. Refrigerate until chilled & then dress salad with the dressing when it’s ready to serve. (you can also serve right away if you’d like)

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You might want to check out these items to use with serving:

Store Salad Dressing in these practical Glass Jars

4 Piece Glass Jar with Flip Lid & Metal Closure – If you’d like to keep the dressing to use for other salads or throughout the week or to easily bring the dressing to serve alongside the salad at a gathering, these glass jars are the perfect size to store the dressing for your Strawberry Spinach Salad.

Melamine Salad Bowl

Melamine Angled Salad Bowl (26 fl oz) – if you’re looking for a fun & unique salad bowl that you can use indoors or outdoors, this salad bowl is a great option to try out!

 More Summer Recipes to Try:

Easy Caprese Salad perfect for the summertime

Easy Caprese Salad – this is just 3 ingredients + the dressing so another super easy & healthy salad to make in the summertime!

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Sun Tea – a frugal & easy summertime drink

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Easy Blueberry Pie – a summertime favorite pie that’s simple to make

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4 Comments

  1. A favorite to make in the summer and especially around the 4th…so easy and so delish!

    Fruit in the Snow

    1 angel food cake (cubed or torn)
    1 16oz pkg. cream cheese
    2 C. powdered sugar
    2 C. whipping cream (whipped)
    Strawberries (or other fruit-raspberries, fresh peaches, etc.)
    Blueberries

    Cream together the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add to the whipping cream. Fold in angel food cake pieces. Put in a bowl; layer strawberries, blueberries and cake mixture alternately.

  2. Azar’s Strawberry Pie (Azar’s Big Boy Resturant)

    1 Cup Water
    2 tablespoons White Karo Syurp
    1 Cup Sugar
    2 tablespoons corn starch
    Dash of salt

    *Put all the above ingredients in a pan to boil till thick, remove from heat and add red food coloring (depends on how many drops and how red you want it), 2 teaspoons of Strawberry Jello. Let mix cool (about 10mins).

    *Depending on how many or how little of Strawberries you like in your pie will determine how many you use. When mix is ready pour over Strawberries and then place everything into a pie crust (already baked).

    Thats it…Very Simple an tastes SO Good!
    Of course add some Cool Whip to the top of each slice too…

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