Strawberry Spinach Salad with Homemade Poppyseed Dressing

This is one of  my all-time favorite salads! it tastes delicious, is absolutely beautiful, and can be doubled. I have actually quadrupled the recipe for church functions and have had many people ask to take “doggy bags” home because they enjoyed it so much 🙂 

 If you have been asked to “bring a side” to your Christmas gathering… this would be an amazing salad to bring because of the gorgeous red and green coloring. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do…I make it often!  

Let me calm is not scary to make your own dressing!!! I promise! Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, onion, poppy seeds, sesame seeds (you may not have these- they are with the spices in the grocery store)
Whisk together- that is IT! Now you can breath..AHhhhhh… 
I use pre-packaged baby spinach and just toss it in a nice bowl (I do not remove my stems), then add sliced strawberries and slivered almonds.
Toss with dressing and refrigerate until ready to serve! Isn’t this beautiful? Oh, I just love it.

Merry Christmas everyone…we are so blessed to have one another as Sisters in Christ…the internet is an amazing thing isn’t it? We can “meet” one another from across the globe and share our love for Christ with each other! Even in areas that are not predominately Christian, a person can “log on” and feel connected in fellowship. God is good.
Love to you all, Janelle

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Homemade Poppyseed Dressing
Serves: 8
Prep time:
Total time:
  • Strawberry Spinach Salad
  • 1 10oz bag of baby spinach (or appx 6 cups of leaves)
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries (I use an entire plastic container)
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • Dressing
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ tsp worcestershire
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • ¼ cup minced white onion
  1. Whisk all the dressing ingredients together.
  2. Place clean spinach in a bowl and top with sliced strawberries and almonds.
  3. Toss with dressing.


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  1. Saved by Grace says:

    That looks soo yummy, sweet, healthy and delishsioso!! 🙂 Can't wait to try it.

  2. Dear Janelle a merry Christmas to you and all your lovely family. I so happy to meet you!!!!!
    Blessings from France

  3. Courtney (Women Living Well) says:

    Beautiful salad – and I'm guilty…I do not make my own dressing – maybe in the new year I will give it a try :-)!

  4. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Suzel, Merry Christmas to you too all the way from the USA! 🙂 Courtney- it is SO easy….you will love it…I will give you a huge high 5 after you try it…motivation enough? lol. Love ya!

  5. This is such a pretty dish! My mom makes something similar. Baby spinach, mandrin oranges, red onion slices, feta cheese, almonds and Raspberry Vinegrette Dressing. I'll be showing this recipe to her … it's easy and a little different than hers. A nice variety 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  6. OMG that looks delicious! I am so excited that I found your blog! Goona peruse for a while! Come by sometime!

  7. Janelle Nehrenz says:

    Thank you Andrea!

  8. I fixed this several weeks ago and it was sooooo good! Making it again this week! Thank you, Janelle!

  9. Juliette says:

    Hi Janelle,
    I found your blog from my daughters blog Dandelions Cottage. Wonderful… my Bible Study Leaders name is similar Juneal! Love your blog and will be making the Strawberry Spinach Salad tomorrow. Thanks for all the yummy ideas too! I live in Long Beach, CA. My daughter is in Apex, NC, :0(, too far from mommy, haha But, we stay in touch by phone and I follow her blog etc. Blessings…

  10. Anonymous says:

    Oh WOW! How can you NOT make this just looking at the beautiful photo of it?! 🙂 A money saving tip: purchase the sesame seeds at your local Asian market if you can…they are significantly less expensive there. THANK YOU SO MUCH for this blog…praising God for you and with you! :-)-Gaylene in Texas

  11. Janelle Nehrenz says: are very welcome. I hope you liked this salad! Gaylene, it sure is a beautiful salad…great tip, thank you!!! Love to you both, Janelle

  12. I’m going to try this with balsamic vinegar.

  13. You now have a “New” Recruit! 🙂 So many dishes that I love and will try myself. The “fried pickles” …I had to laugh at because I always ask my adult kids if they would like a pickle sandwich. I’m sure that they will enjoy the fried pickles…if not I will. Keep up the good work. You are my new Inspiration!
    BTW … Love the passion that you show for the little ones also 🙂

  14. You mentioned letting it sit in the frig. It doesn’t get soggy with the dressing already on it?

  15. Can you tell me about how many this will serve? I want to make it for a Graduation Party and need to know how many.
    Can not wait to try it!

  16. Sandra Anchor says:

    This salad is wonderful! My husband loved it!!
    Is there a way I can print it out or save it for the future?


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