Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

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This Strawberry Spinach Salad is made with bacon and topped off with a greek yogurt poppyseed dressing! Make this strawberry salad today!

Adding another old recipe upfront for you to see, this time it’s a Strawberry Spinach Salad! This is a super popular one that you’ve probably seen around Pinterest a time or two. So tangy and so so good! Anyways, make this salad. It is beyond incredible and can make you forget all your cares in the world. Bacon- salty. Strawberries-sweet. Almonds-crunchy. Dressing-creamy. Everything eaten together-priceless. Super simple and super delicious!

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Here is what you’ll need to make the salad part of this recipe:

  • Strawberries – make sure you grab nice fresh ones and slice those babies up.
  • Bacon – cooked and crumbled. I always keep a bag of Kirkland bacon bits around so sometimes I just toss a handful of those into a pan. A super easy and quick way to add bacon to any salad.
  • Almonds – chopped and toasted! You can always switch these out for another nut you like. Or if you are allergic, just leave them out altogether.
  • Lettuce/Spinach – this is a strawberry SPINACH salad but you can always add in lettuce if you wanted.

Poppy Seed Dressing Recipe

The thing that takes this salad over the top is the delicious poppy seed dressing that goes along with it. Here’s what you’ll need to make it:
  • Greek Yogurt – we are looking for that creamy, tangy flavor here. So if you hate Greek Yogurt, try subbing it with sour cream. Just know the taste WILL be different.
  • Mayonaisse – please use real mayo here, not miracle whip. Ew.
  • White Vinegar –  a nice acidic flavor in comparison to the sweetness of the strawberries. If your strawberries aren’t as ripe (therefore not as sweet) use less of this.
  • Sugar – to balance out the other flavors.
  • Salt and Pepper – season to taste!
  • Poppy Seeds – this wouldn’t be a poppy seed dressing without poppy seeds!

 

Strawberry Salad

How to Make Strawberry Spinach Salad

Guys when I said this Strawberry Spinach Salad was easy, I meant it. Here’s how to make it:

  1. Tear lettuce/spinach into bite-sized pieces, wash, dry and pour into a large bowl. Top with sliced strawberries, chopped almonds, and cooked bacon.
  2. To make the dressing, pour all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk. Drizzle salad generously and serve immediately.

Leftovers

Sadly, I wouldn’t recommend this strawberry spinach salad to be kept for leftovers. The dressing just gets everything soggy and a little gross. So make enough that you can eat in one sitting or better yet, share with others!

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Enjoy, friends!! Have a fabulous food filled weekend! Love your faces!! 🙂

4.8 from 10 votes

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Bacon

This Strawberry Spinach Salad is made with bacon and topped off with a greek yogurt poppyseed dressing! Make this strawberry salad today!
servings 6 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins

Ingredients

For the salad-

  • 6-8 cups baby spinach or 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries sliced
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds chopped
  • 8 slices bacon cooked and crumbled

For the dressing-

  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon poppyseeds

Instructions

  • Tear lettuce into bite-sized pieces, wash, dry and pour into a large bowl. Top with strawberries, almonds and cooked bacon.
  • To make the dressing, pour all ingredients into a small bowl and whisk. Drizzle salad generously and serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 364mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2835IU | Vitamin C: 36.6mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 1.4mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spinach and strawberry salad, strawberry spinach salad, strawberry spinach salad recipe
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  1. shelly (cookies and cups)

    When I moved to NJ I had to re-take the written portion of the test and totally failed too.
    Oh well.
    This salad looks like it could help my wounded heart 🙂

  2. Stephanie

    Salad with bacon? You had me at bacon!

    Also, Oregon state allows you to make a left turn at a red light if traffic permits?? (I took the test, haha)

  3. susan marie

    What is it with libraries? I had to present all kinds of proof, too, but didn’t have my voter’s registration with me. So the librarian asked me the name of my county commissioner – couldn’t do that, but I knew the precinct number, so she let me have the card. Sheesh, By the way, what really attracted me to this recipe is the dressing – it sounds great! I think I’ll give this salad a try this weekend. 🙂

    1. Lauren

      It makes a lot of dressing! And all that sugar counteracts the tanginess of the yogurt. If you use all mayonnaise, reduce the sugar by 1 tablespoon.

  4. DessertForTwo

    Oh, Lauren! I’ve had so much trouble with the DMV too! I can’t prove I live in Kansas because all bills are in my spouse’s name. It’s so frustrating!

  5. carrian

    5 stars
    GOOD MERCY! I’m making this immediately. And I’m totally not kidding. Three of my absolute favorites in one salad. Pure genius lady.

  6. Katherine D.

    The salad looks delicious but I had to comment on the DMV!
    I moved to Portland two years ago and had the exact same experience…I too failed the first go round by one question (“if you are on a country road and a man on a horse raises his right hand, what does that mean?” ummm, howdy?) and I KNOW I was not told about the skip button. The second go around I used that skip button and made sure everyone around me knew about that skip button! It probably didn’t hurt that I had read the entire handbook from front to back just to be on the safe side 🙂
    Glad you are finally an OR license carrying resident! We need to stick together!

  7. Gisela

    Yup, took me 3 visits to the DMV to get mine, sheesh!! And they didn’t tell me about the skip button either. Salad looks super yummy!

  8. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Hhahaha god, I hate the DMV, but I LOATHE the library even more! My library is SO rude. I STILL don’t have a card because each time I come in with the stuff they claimed I needed last time, they need something else. I’m like DAAAYMN son, who cares?! I’m renting Pretty Little Liars. Am I really a threat? WTH, yo. BTW, this salad is amazeballs.

  9. Krista S

    I am with you on the DMV! Us Canadians will have trouble with US tests because everything is in different measurements! How many feet can you park from a fire hydrant, what speed to you drive in a residential area if there is no speed posted, etc. I was like “can I answer in meters and km?” HA!

    Great recipe 🙂

  10. Amy Bounds

    Thank you for sharing the DMV test. We just had a teenager take the Washington test so thankfully the questions were really similar to ours.

  11. Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes

    Strawberry and bacon in a salad pretty much means it’s a perfect salad 🙂

    P.s. I have NEVER had a good experience at the DMV so I feel ya… the last time I went there I left crying. The last 2 times, actually. Who knew changing my last name after a marriage was virtually IMPOSSIBLE?! Didn’t help that I had the rudest lady to ever walk the planet “helping” me….Ok, done with my rant 🙂

  12. Kara

    I failed. Miserably. Not even close. What a joke. I’m never moving states again, just in case the state we move to requires a written test.
    Salad looks fantastic!

  13. Vicki F

    I failed my first written test for an Oregon driver’s license too! Shocked me as I’ve been driving for umpteen million years (it seems). Thought the questions were worded to fail as they included choices that applied to similar situations. Did what you did, I studied and passed my test yesterday, only missing one (who knew those tractor things could go as fast as 25 mph?). Funny thing was the questions for my retesting seemed much simpler…go figure. Congratulations Lauren 🙂 The salad sounds and looks fabulous!

  14. Marilyn Brennan

    Yeah, I’ll buy your book just for the journaling/posts. Oh, the salad looks great too. BTW, how can I get your posts at my new email address?

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  17. susan marie

    5 stars
    I made this salad today for a church potluck – everyone loved it! You’ve got the salty, sweet, and tangy flavors going on, and the different textures. This is definitely a keeper! To save time, I used a large bag of spring greens mixture, and it was so pretty,

  18. Lesley

    I did the quiz, totally failed! A lot of it was me not understanding what the @#$% they were talking about, and with only 10 questions, 1 wrong answer is a big deal!!

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  20. Kathy

    I just had to take a test to get a Utah license and luckily, it was open book. It still sucked because I only had 20 minutes to take it before they closed. Thanks for the dressing recipe. I’m trying to avoid eating canola and soybean oils, so this is a perfect recipe for me.

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  23. Sydney

    I make a similar salad but with green onion and crumbled heath bars. Sounds a little strange until you try it, but its AMAZING!!

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  27. Suzanne

    5 stars
    Lauren, thanks so much for this poppy seed dressing recipe. I just made it and love it, I like the Greek yogurt in there too. I will be using this dressing often now. If I use it on my blog I’ll give you the ping back thx 🙂

  28. Yvette Carpenter

    5 stars
    It was delish! Only thing I will change next time is not so much vinegar. Maybe if the strawberries were riper and sweeter it would have been not so tart. Maybe I will try to see if there is a strawberry vinegar or similar to see if that works better for my family. 🙂

  29. Yvette Carpenter

    5 stars
    Love this recipe/salad. The dressing is even good on other things. Thanks. I have written more but the flashing of the ad., is giving me a migraine.

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  31. Tiffany

    I have a question about the yogurt, because I HATE greek yogurt… so can I simply substitute the greek yogurt for plain old regular yogurt, or do I need to make modifications to the other ingredients as well?

    (P.S. Getting a GA license is ridiculous, I know a lady who spent 9 months trying to get one so that she could register her car… 9 months of “riding dirty!”

    Thanks…