Everyone's Favorite Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Everyone's Favorite Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

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 makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins

    20 mins


  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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Mar 30, 2013

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.

Jun 12, 2012

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!


9 Ratings

Aug 30, 2012

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

Jun 07, 2015

Awesome dressing!!!!

Aug 05, 2014

my mom made this a few nights ago...it was THE BEST salad I have ever had. The dressing is what makes it amazing. wow

Jul 24, 2014

I made the dressing just as the recipe was written. For the salad ingredients, I did not have pecans so substituted slivered almonds. I did not have blue cheese so used mozzarella. Served this at a summer shower with dressing over the whole salad and got requests for the recipe! Really yummy!


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  • Calories
  • 542 kcal
  • 27%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 25.9 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 46.5 g
  • 72%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 10 g
  • 20%
  • Sodium
  • 458 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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