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Strawberry Spinach Salad with a Simple Poppyseed Dressing

One of my favorite salads and dressings since childhood. Use pantry staples to make this fabulous dressing.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 8 salad servings, 1 3/4 cups dressing


For the salad:

  • 5 oz baby spinach leaves
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries , washed, dried and sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

For the poppyseed dressing:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 4 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon poppyseeds
  • Salt and pepper , to taste


  • Toss the salad ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate medium bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together until fully combined. Drizzle just a few Tablespoons over the spinach salad and toss. Add more to taste. Serve immediately.
  • Store the leftover dressing in an airtight container in the fridge. Will last for a couple of weeks.