Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Poppy Seed Dressing

We brought sweet and tangy flavours to this classic summer salad by combining a creamy homemade dressing and fresh strawberries with the earthy flavour of spinach. Serve this delicious salad at your next family gathering or potluck. 

Yield: Serves 8

Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Poppy Seed Dressing


  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp milk (2%)
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp poppy seed
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 8 cups baby spinach or torn romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted


  1. To prepare dressing, whisk together mayonnaise, milk, sugar, poppy seed, vinegar and salt in a bowl until blended.
  2. Combine spinach, strawberries and almonds in a large bowl.
  3. Toss with dressing to coat. Serve immediately.
Nutritional analysis per serving:


126 calories, 9.8 g fat, 2.3 g protein, 8.9 g carbohydrate, 2.1 g fibre, 127 mg sodium