Copycat Fresh Choice Strawberry Fields Spinach Salad with Poppy-Sesame Seed Vinaigrette Dressing

Makes 4 big salads or 8 small salads

Dressing:

  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3/8 cup agave syrup/nectar
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. diced red onion
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/2 Tbsp. poppy seeds

Add all ingredients, except poppy seeds, to a blender and blend for 30 seconds to one minute.  The sesame seeds get ground up and make a nice thickener for the dressing.  Pour the dressing into a salad dressing container.  Add the poppy seeds and stir to combine or put the lid on and shake to combine.  Set aside.

Salad:

  • 12 medium to large strawberries, thinly sliced (or 2 cups of thinly sliced strawberries)
  • 2- 5.5 oz. bags prepackaged salad mix with spring mix and baby spinach or 11 oz. spring mix and baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Put the salad mix, strawberries, and almonds in a large salad bowl.  Right before serving, add the salad dressing and toss to combine.  I used about 1 cup of dressing, so it would taste like it did at Fresh Choice's buffet, but you could use less.

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