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overhead of a strawberry salad with sliced strawberries, mandarin oranges, bacon, and red onions
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Strawberry Salad

This Strawberry Salad is easy to throw together but packed with tons of amazing flavor! It's easy enough for a weeknight dinner but delicious enough to serve company!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: summer salad recipes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Lisa Longley


  • 1/2 pound of bacon diced, cooked, and drained
  • 5 ounces spinach
  • 4 oz or 1/4 cup mandarin oranges (see note)
  • 1/4 small red onion sliced thin
  • 1 cup strawberries sliced
  • Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing to taste

Strawberry Salad Dressing

  • 2 cups fresh strawberries cut in half
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 red onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds


To Make Dressing

  • Combine the strwaberries, orange juice, red onion, honey, and salt in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more salt or honey to taste.
  • Slowly blend in the olive oil. Then transfer the dressing to a storange container and add the poppyseeds. Shake to combine.
  • Cut the bacon and then cook it until crisp in a heavy bottomed skillet. Remove it with a slotted spoon and transfer it to a paper towel lined plate.

To Make the Salad

  • Toss bacon with the oranges, strawberries, onions, and bacon.
  • Serve with the salad dressing.


I used one of those small containers of snack pack mandarin oranges drained, and it was the perfect amount for the salad without having any left over.