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By: Enrique Gili on July 15, 2014, 11:32 a.m.
A jar of poppy seed dressing

Photo: Enrique Gili

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Poppy Seed Dressing with Spinach Salad

Put a summer salad on the table in minutes with poppy seed dressing paired with strawberries and almonds.

Prep time: 5 minutes 

Total time: 10 minutes 

Yield: 1 cup

Poppy Seed Dressing with Spinach Salad


  • 4 cups baby spinach, rinsed
  • 2 cups arugula, rinsed
  • 3 tbs. reduced fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tbs. plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbs. white sugar
  • 2 oz. milk, whole or skim
  • 1 to 2 tbs. poppy seeds
  • 2 cups strawberries rinsed and sliced
  • 1/2 cup toasted almond slivers
  1. Place greens in colander, rinse and shake out excess water. Rest colander on towel.
  2. In small mixing bowl, stir mayonnaise, yogurt, sugar and milk until blended, about 30 seconds. Stir in poppy seeds.
  3. Combine ingredients in salad bowl. Toss greens, strawberries and almonds with about 4 ounces of dressing.