My Go To Strawberry Poppy Seed Salad

I love a good salad. I hate how expensive they are in restaurants! Sometimes $12-$15 just for lettuce! One of my favorite local lunch eateries serves a yummy strawberry poppy seed spinach salad. I did some experimenting and came up with my own version to their yummy poppy seed dressing and finally made my own salad at home for less than $6! This salad is very easy to make and you can do it with or without chicken. I like to use the pre-made fajita chicken that is cut up. I heat it up in the skillet and put it on the salad at the end. I usually have enough chicken for 2 salads. The strawberries are optional too but I love how the poppy seeds stick to them 🙂

Strawberry Poppy seed Salad with Chicken
Spinach Lettuce or Mixed Lettuce
Strawberries (cut up)
Slivered Almonds
Cranberries or any dried fruit
Feta (optional)
Grilled Chicken (chopped up)
Throw everything together in a bowl.

Basically anything you want or have on hand is great in this salad! Here’s a peek at mine. I had no feta (sad for me).

poppy seed salad stuff

Poppy Seed Dressing:
2 parts olive oil
1 part apple vinegar
1 tsp honey
Poppy seeds (I love poppy seeds so I use a generous amount!)
Shake in a mason jar and pour over the salad


Since I was just making the salad for myself I just put a little bit of the dressing in a small cup. I always do a little taste test before pouring over my salad. Nothing worse then bad dressing!

An easy salad with poppy seed dressing that you can make from home! Save money and make this yourself

That’s it, so simple! The flavors in the salad are just so good. I could eat it every night. It’s a great salad to take to work too or have for lunch. Do you have a favorite salad?

June 30, 2016
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  • Reply Jebbica

    This looks incredible! I love strawberries and poppyseeds, and feta and almonds in salad. The only way I would make it different is with more vinegar less oil…I’m just a sucker for the sour stuff! 🙂

    June 19, 2015 at 10:58 am
    • Reply Shannon

      That might work too! If you use fruit it sure does make the salad sweet 😉

      June 21, 2015 at 10:00 pm
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    June 26, 2015 at 6:58 am
  • Reply Jebbica

    Thank you for sharing on last week’s #FoodandFitnessFriday! This is one of the featured stories this week!

    June 26, 2015 at 9:45 am
    • Reply Shannon


      June 26, 2015 at 10:02 am
  • Reply Elle C. Mayberry

    Simple, delicious, salubrious!

    July 6, 2016 at 10:48 pm
    • Reply Shannon

      It’s my favorite! Hope you like it!

      July 8, 2016 at 10:29 am

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