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Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

This salad has been a family favorite for a while! I love to bring this to parties or simply eat as a wonderful lunch or side dish. —Nikki Barton, Providence, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (1 cup dressing)


  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 4 cups torn iceberg lettuce
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 pound bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds


  • In a large bowl, combine spinach, lettuce, mushrooms and bacon. Place vinegar, onion, sugar, salt and mustard in blender. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Transfer to a bowl; stir in poppy seeds.
  • Divide salad among six plates; drizzle with dressing.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/2 cups with about 2 tablespoons dressing: 280 calories, 24g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 557mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • kimspacc
    Nov 1, 2020

    Excellent with many kinds of salad greens.

  • lvarner
    Aug 14, 2020

    I love the salad dressing. Great combination of flavors in the salad and dressing, and the bacon really makes it!

  • LPHJKitchen
    Jul 25, 2020

    My all-time favorite salad and dressing! Great recipe!

  • annlindblad
    May 28, 2019

    Wonderful -- I added 4 hard boiled eggs, cut up.

  • D.
    Feb 23, 2019

    No comment left

  • anselr
    Jul 9, 2017

    This was really good. I also added red onions to the salad in addition to the dressing.

  • CMJ24628
    Dec 3, 2015

    I made this salad for my family over Thanksgiving and it was a big hit! The dressing is simple yet has a lot of flavor and does not overpower the salad.

  • ahmom
    Jun 11, 2015

    VERY good!

  • spinardo
    Aug 6, 2014

    I started making all my own dressings years ago so I am always on the lookout for new recipes. Nothing beats homemade dressing. This is delicious .. and looks so pretty in a salad dressing bottle. Loved the salad too but I forgot the bacon. Oops ... next time. Yum! It was quick and easy.

  • CatMurphy
    Oct 14, 2013

    A very good salad! I added sliced red onions to the salad, besides what is in the dressing.