Entertaining Holidays Light and Healthier Mom Approved Recipes

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

I got this recipe from my church’s 100th anniversary cookbook and it has been a favorite everywhere I have taken it. As an added bonus the dressing is good for just about any kind of salad. Also, it makes a great Christmas salad because of the red and green colors.

Carrie’s Note: I use Apple Cider Vinegar in this because I like the flavor much better, but balsamic is very tasty as well!  I also leave out the almonds because nuts in my salad is against the rules 🙂  You can also add a grilled chicken breast and make this a meal!

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 -10
Author Carrie Hill


  • Salad:
  • 1 Lg. bunch fresh spinach
  • 1 Pt. strawberries sliced
  • 1/2 C. slivered almonds
  • Dressing:
  • 1/4 C. Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 Tsp. onion finely minced
  • 1/2 Tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 Tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 C. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C. Flavored vinegar my favorite is Balsamic
  • Salt to taste


  1. Combine the dressing ingredients with a blender or jar with a tight fitting lid & shake or blend really well.
  2. Toss the salad ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Just before serving mix the dressing again and then gently toss with the salad.
  4. Don't do this ahead of time, the spinach gets very soggy.

AboutCarrie Hill

Carrie Hill is the mother of 2 human children, and 5 fur babies. She has a husband who is a great guy, a good food tester, but a bit of a nut, just like her. She enjoys writing, reading, cooking and baking in her spare time.