Okay this is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SALAD of all time! Literally so delicious and so easy to throw together! The perfect pairing of sweet and salty flavors, so good!

Spinach Poppyseed Salad

The perfect healthy summer salad for any occasion! This may be my absolute favorite salad recipe!
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword poppyseed salad, spinach poppyseed salad, spinach poppyseed salad recipe, spinach salad, summer salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 140kcal
Author Pretty Providence


For the Salad

  • 1/2 lb . fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 head of romaine lettuce
  • sliced mushrooms
  • 1 can mandarin oranges
  • red seedless grapes halved
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • grated swiss cheese your preferred amount, I use about a handful
  • 3/4 Tbls . cottage cheese

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 Tbls . poppy seeds
  • 1 or 2 Tbls. grated red onion
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp . salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp . dry mustard
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar


For the Salad

  • Toss all ingredients together.

For the Dressing

  • Mix all ingredients together in a blender. Don't pour dressing over salad until right before serving.


Store dressing and salad separately. Store in the fridge in an airtight container. 


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 295IU | Vitamin C: 8.9mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.2mg