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Everyone's Favorite Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Everyone's Favorite Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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This recipe quickly becomes the favorite of pretty much everyone that tries it. It's so tasty, it's easy to make, and the ingredients are interchangeable! You can use the dressing immediately or make it in advance and store in refrigerator up to a couple of days. I have substituted pears and mandarin oranges for the strawberries and feta instead of blue cheese. Be creative! YUM!

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Original recipe yields 4 servings



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  • Calories:
  • 542 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 46.5 g
  • 72%
  • Carbs:
  • 25.9g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 458 mg
  • 18%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Whisk vinegar, vegetable oil, sugar, poppy seeds, onion, Worcestershire sauce, and paprika together in a bowl until sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Layer spinach, strawberries, blue cheese, and pecans in individual bowls; drizzle dressing generously over each salad.
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Very yummy. Makes far more dressing than you need, but we made more salad the next day and thought the day-old dressing was even tastier. Will make this again, without a doubt.

It's A New Day

This was very good. I made the entire batch of dressing but only fixed a lunch sized salad for myself. I used gorgonzola cheese rather than blue. I just drizzled the dressing on the salad. I really enjoyed the salad. I think the dressing was a bit oily and may switch it up a bit next time but I will be making this salad again! Thanks!


Just made dressing recipe; great!! It's a keeper.