Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Peaches and Poppyseed Dressing

poppyseed dressing recipe Looking for the perfect summertime salad? Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Peaches and Homemade Poppyseed Dressing will be your new “go-to” recipe! I frequently serve it at a dinner party because it's beautiful on the plate and can be tossed together before guests arrive.

Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Peaches and Poppyseed Dressing

This spinach salad is colorful and perfect for summertime. The homemade poppyseed dressing is delicious, easy and frugal, but if you want to take a short cut try Brianna's Poppyseed dressing. Brianna's dressing is delicious but pricey, so The Budget Diet way is homemade!
Servings 6
Author Kristl Story, TheBudgetDiet.com


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppyseeds
  • 1 bag baby spinach
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • 1 peach thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup almonds sliced (optional)


  1. Whisk together mayonnaise, milk, sugar, white vinegar and poppyseeds to make the dressing.
  2. Toss together spinach, strawberries, peaches and almonds with the dressing about 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Thanks to my friend Unna for the dressing recipe!

Tomorrow's recipe just might be the world's easiest recipe – The Tomato Sandwich!

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The Damsel in Dis Dress
12 years ago

Holy cow, that looks fantastic. Can something really be healthy AND good? lol

Brenna @ Almost All The Truth
12 years ago

Yum, that sounds delicious!

12 years ago

I just recently discovered using apple cider vinegar with mayo to give a salad a sweeter taste. I wonder what the difference in taste is in the salad between apple cider and white vinegar?

Charise @ I Thought I Knew Mama
12 years ago

Yum – I love spinach and strawberry salad!

Amy ~ Eat. Live. Laugh. Shop.
12 years ago

This looks fabulous. I have company coming this weekend and will give it a try!

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