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Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Low PhosphorusLow ProteinVegetarianDiabetes-FriendlyHeart HealthyDairy-FreeNo ShellfishGluten-FreeAmericanDinnerLunchSide
6 cups
Active time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories154 cal
  • Total Fat13.4 g
  • Saturated Fat1.8 g
  • Cholesterol4 mg
  • Sodium229 mg
  • Carbohydrate Total7.2 g
  • Protein2.7 g
  • Phosphorus64 mg
  • Potassium316 mg
  • Fiber2.5 g
  • Calcium69 mg


  • 2½ tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1½ tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 5-ounce package baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ¼ cup toasted sliced almonds


Homemade poppy seed dressing pairs beautifully with tender spinach, crunchy almonds and juicy berries for a fantastically refreshing and easy spring salad. To make it a complete meal, top with grilled chicken or shrimp.


  1. Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, oil, poppy seeds, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add spinach and strawberries and toss to coat. Sprinkle with almonds.


  • To make ahead: whisk dressing, combine salad ingredients and store separately. Toss the salad with the dressing just before serving.
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