Spinach Berry Salad with Creamy Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing
Berry Salad with Creamy Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing bursting with fresh berries and adorned with CANDIED pistachios and feta is so easy, delicious and beautiful for company, it is sure to become a new favorite!
    Servings Prep Time
    6 15minutes
    Cook Time
    5minutes
    Servings Prep Time
    6 15minutes
    Cook Time
    5minutes
    Spinach Berry Salad with Creamy Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing
    Ingredients
    Berry Spinach Salad
    • 10cups baby spinach leaves
    • 1/2cup strawberriessliced**
    • 1/2cup blueberries
    • 1/2cup raspberries
    • 1/2 red onionthinly sliced then quartered
    • 1 sweet applechopped or thinly sliced
    • 1 Kiwipeeled, sliced and quartered (optional)
    Creamy Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing
    • 5.3oz container strawberry yogurt
    • 1/4cup mayonnaise
    • 2Tbsps sour cream
    • 2Tbsps milk
    • 3Tbsps sugar
    • 1Tbsp apple cider vinegar
    • 1Tbsp poppy seeds
    • 1Tbsp sesame seeds
    • 1/2tsp dry minced onion flakes(optional)
    Garnishes
    Instructions
    1. Caramelize pistachios according to directions. Set aside.*
    2. Add all of the Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing Ingredients (EXCEPT the poppy seeds and sesame seeds) to your blender; blend until smooth. Add poppy seeds and sesame seeds and pulse until combined. For a tangier dressing, add more vinegar, for sweeter, add more sugar. Add additional milk to thin if desired. Store in the refrigerator while you prepare salad.
    3. Combine Spinach Salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss to combine. If serving entire salad immediately, drizzle with desired amount of dressing and toss to coat. If there might be leftovers, drizzle dressing on individual salad servings. Season with freshly ground salt and pepper to taste.
    Recipe Notes

    *The Caramelized Nuts recipe is for 1 cup nuts. You can prepare 1 whole cup (because you will eat them!) or simply half all the ingredients.
    **You can swap out the strawberries for raspberries to make this a winter in season salad too!