Spinach Fruit Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing


  • 1 lb. baby spinach
  • ½ lb. Romaine lettuce, tear into bite sized pieces
  • 1 pint strawberries, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 large can mandarin oranges, drained
  • ½ lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 T. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. salt

Wash and dry lettuce and spinach, set aside. In a jar with a lid, combine all of the dressing ingredients. Shake vigorously until sugar dissolves and is well blended.  If desired, put all of the ingredients, except the poppy seeds in a blender. Add the poppy seeds after you blend and stir well.

Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl, add 1/2 of the dressing and toss.

Add more dressing to taste, you may not need it all.

Yield: 8 small servings or 6 medium


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