Strawberry Spanish Crunch Salad

Strawberry Spanish Crunch Salad 

This delicious Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe combines crisp smoked bacon, sun-ripened strawberries, sweet red onions, salty feta cheese, and crunchy walnuts with a homemade sweet, creamy Poppy Seed Dressing. You are going to absolutely love it.

 Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings 

INGREDIENTS FOR Strawberry Spanish Crunch Salad 

Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing

2 tablespoons cider vinegar

2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 tablespoon grated onion

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon poppy seeds

1/3 cup plus one tablespoon mayonnaise

Salt and pepper to taste

Strawberry Spinach Salad Ingredients

12 ounces mixed salad greens including baby spinach, romaine and spring greens

1/4 large red onion very thinly sliced

1/2 lb. strawberries sliced

2/3 cup chopped walnuts

3/4 cup feta cheese

4 slices crispy cooked bacon crumbled

INSTRUCTIONS FOR Strawberry Spanish Crunch Salad

⭐In a medium bowl, whisk vinegar, sugar, grated onion, Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, and mayonnaise. You can also add all the ingredients to a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid and shake it to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.

⭐In a large wide bowl, spread greens and top with red onion, strawberries, walnuts, feta cheese, and bacon.

⭐Drizzle dressing over the top and toss. Serve promptly.


◾Use any mixture of spinach, romaine, and spring greens, as they all work well and taste delicious.

◾This salad works with any fresh berries like blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, mandarin oranges, apples, or pears.

◾If more protein is desired, add grilled chicken or grilled shrimp.

◾Slice your red onions into very thin slices using a serrated knife.

◾If you don’t like walnuts, try other nuts like almonds or pecans.

◾For optimal flavor, use the brightest sweetest organic strawberries you can get your hands on as they are the star of the show.

◾Don’t toss the salad until you are ready to serve, so everything stays crisp and fresh.

◾If feta is not your thing, then try very small cubes of whole-milk mozzarella, blue cheese, or crumbly goat cheese.

◾For more texture, add sunflower seeds or quinoa.

◾The dressing can be prepared up to 5 days in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge.


Serves 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 552

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 47.7g 61%

Cholesterol 52.7mg 18%

Sodium 1172.7mg 51%

Total Carbohydrate 21.4g 8%

Sugars 14.4g

Protein 12.8g 26%

Vitamin A46%Vitamin C42%

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