Strawberry Spinach Salad with Homemade Poppyseed Dressing

Janelle, from Comfy In the Kitchen, is back again with a great summer salad recipe!


This is one of  my all-time favorite salads! it tastes delicious, is absolutely beautiful, and can be doubled. I have actually quadrupled the recipe for church functions and have had many people ask to take “doggy bags” home because they enjoyed it so much :) 

 If you have been asked to “bring a side” to a picnic… this would be an amazing salad to bring because of the gorgeous coloring. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do…I make it often!  

Let me calm is not scary to make your own dressing!!! I promise! Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, onion, poppy seeds, sesame seeds (you may not have these- they are with the spices in the grocery store)

Whisk together- that is IT! Now you can breath..AHhhhhh… 

I use pre-packaged baby spinach and just toss it in a nice bowl (I do not remove my stems), then add sliced strawberries and slivered almonds.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

1 10oz bag of baby spinach (or appx 6 cups of leaves)
2 cups sliced strawberries (I use an entire plastic container)
1/2 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 tsp worcestershire
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp sesame seeds
1 Tbsp poppy seeds
1/4 cup minced white onion

Whisk all the dressing ingredients together. Place clean spinach in a bowl and top with sliced strawberries and almonds. Toss with dressing.

Thank you Janelle!!!!

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  1. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I absolutely love this type of salad.

  2. I am TOTALLY making this. I just happened to buy spinach and strawberries tonight (my local Meijer, $1 each). Bought almonds for 75¢ this past week at Kroger. ALL IN! Thanks, Janelle (and Courtney too). My family will love this, I believe.

  3. All Things Beautiful says:

    I make a similar salad except I add chopped pear and gorgonzola cheese also.

  4. Suzanne says:

    Wow…and here I thought I made a good strawberry salad. Not quite…but this one sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Suzanne

  5. I've never tried strawberries in a salad – how fun!


  6. We had day camp at church this past week and had to bring our lunches each day. I made this salad for the first time to take to camp. Oh my goodness is it GOOD!!!!

  7. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Julie, so happy everyone enjoyed your salad!!!! YEA! Thanks ladies, may you have many happy memories enjoying this one with your family and friends. Love to you, Janelle

  8. Anonymous says:

    This salad looks wonderful! Did I miss the measurements for the dressing?? I usually buy poppyseed dressing, but would love to make my own. Thanks!

  9. Corrine says:

    My family lives on this recipe in the summer. I grill chicken breast, and we all have a heaping plate of our favorite spinach strawberry salad! So delicious!
    Hope you all love it as much as I do!

  10. I'd like the measurements for the dressing too…..I'm a recipe follower and not adventurous.

  11. Courtney (Women Living Well) says:

    Oooops!!! They were there and then they did a disappearing act!!! Sorry about that – they are there now!

  12. Julieann says:

    This is such an amazing salad:) It is so pretty. It is good with a little cheese in it too, like feta;)

    Happy Day!


  13. says:

    This looks so tasty! I must make this soon. :)

  14. I make a salad like this but instead of almonds I use sunflower seeds and a raspberry vinaigrette. It is such a refreshing and well, pretty salad!

  15. says:

    We eat salads with fruit all of the time. We love blueberries and strawberries in it and gorgonzola cheese, too.
    In the fall I use pear, craisins,(my dad is an Ocean Spray cranberry grower!) sugared pecans and gorgonzola.
    I add grilled chicken or beef strips to make it a meal. :)

  16. oh this sounds awesome. I love stawberry's and that dressing sounds delish.

  17. Traci Michele says:

    This looks amazing! What a fun salad to make for get togethers! Thanks!

    <3 Traci @ Ordinary Inspirations

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  19. Wow, this look amazing!! This is my favorite type of salad! I'd like to invite you to post this link over at my Menu Mondays recipe link up.

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