strawberry spinach salad

Apr 5, 2010 by

when you first see the ingredients to this salad, you’ll think eww.  that sounds awful.  but it’s not.  it’s quite delicious.  in fact, it was the first ranch dressing free salad i ever liked!

  • 2 pkg. fresh baby spinach, rinsed and dried
  • 1 1/2 qt. fresh strawberries, sliced
  • dried cherries
  • slivered almonds


  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  1. in a large serving bowl, toss together the spinach, strawberries, cherries and almonds.  refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. in a salad dressing shaker, combine all ingredients shaking well.  refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. when ready to serve, toss salad with dressing.*

*if you’re not planning on eating the salad in one sitting, i would not recommend tossing the dressing into the salad.  i’d serve the dressing on the side, that way your leftovers will be fresh.


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  1. Always a favorite for pot lucks and lunch with the girls!! It is really good to add crumbled feta or blue cheese, too…if you like either of those!

    • Jess

      It’s funny how I’m not a fan of feta cheese on this salad. Probably the one thing in the entire universe that I don’t like cheese on. 🙂


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