Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

We went out of town this weekend to visit our dear friends at their beautiful home in Eugene. It was such a wonderful and relaxing weekend filled with people we love. My amazing friend Lori, who is the best hostess around, made the most delicious and healthy dishes all weekend long. I had so much fun watching her create her recipes. She did ALL the work and all I had to do was take pictures and eat… how cool is that?!? This salad was delicious and beautiful. I loved the combination of the sweet strawberries and the crunchy cucumbers with the poppy seed dressing. It was a huge hit with all of us, including the kids. My son especially loved it and gobbled up every last bite. Thank you Lori for a wonderfully relaxing weekend filled with tasty food!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette:
Photos by For the Love of
Recipe by Lori Smith



  • 10 oz of baby spinach
  • 2 cucumbers, diced
  • 2-3 green onions, diced
  • 2 cups of sweet strawberries, diced

Poppy Seed Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1-2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp poppy seeds

Place the spinach in a bowl and top with the diced cucumbers, green onions, and strawberries.

Combine the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, and poppy seeds in a small bowl and mix until well combined.

Pour the dressing on top of the salad and toss well until evenly coated. Serve immediately. Enjoy.

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2 Responses to “Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Vinaigrette”

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    Fr Francis — December 30, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Have you considered balsamic vinegar, vice cider, in the salad dressing? It works well, and makes the lemon juice optional.


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    auntie beak — May 14, 2013 @ 6:28 am

    re: francis’ comment, i use white or golden balsamic in the dressing, and no lemon juice. i also add a touch of worcestershire sauce (maybe 1/8 tsp.) and a pinch of paprika. we have a bumper crop of spinach coming up in our veggie garden, and we’ve been eating this salad for weeks. can NOT get enough of it! thanks for posting!


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