Spinach, Strawberry, and Hearts of Palm Salad

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Spinach, Strawberry, and Hearts of Palm Salad Spinach, Strawberry, and Hearts of Palm Salad Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 1/2 lb fresh spinach, washed and torn into pieces
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 1/2 tablespoon poppy seeds
1/2   small red onion, grated
1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup cider vinegar
1   can hearts of palm, drained and chopped
2 cup strawberries, stemmed and sliced
1 cup chopped walnuts





For the dressing, combine the vinegar, sugar, lemon juice, and salt in a small non-reactive saucepan and heat over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, stirring frequently. Remove pan from heat and let cool to room temperature. When cooled, whisk in the oil, onion, poppy seeds, dry mustard and paprika until thoroughly combined. Set dressing aside. In a salad bowl, combine the spinach, hearts of palm, strawberries, and walnuts. When ready to serve, add some of the dressing, and toss gently. Serve the remaining dressing alongside the salad so diners may add more, if desired.

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Would like to make the spinach salad but have never heard of hearts of palm. What is it and where would I buy it.

By Gloria McNeely on August 19, 2013


I grew up eating a loooooooot hearts of palm but I never had such as interesting ingredients combination like this one. It is composed with different textures, color and matching flavors to create an artistic salad.

By Ana Zahler on June 24, 2012


Hi Guys, I have to say that first I just love you al. I can't wait til your shows comes on. I have made A LOT of the reciepes you have made on the TV as well as the books. They are GREAT. My nefew ( who just graduated from Ohio Dental School this past June ) got married last Sept. and for a wedding gift I wrote down reciepes from you as well as some of mine. Albert and Jessica his wife loves the reciepe cards I made for them . I have bought acouple of your books. Love them. Keep up the good work always looking forward to see any and all of your shows as well as the boys. Have a safe and happy summer. From my house to yours, Virginia Whitley

By Virginia Whitley on July 26, 2011


I love this salad! I made it a few years ago for a staff get together, and ever since then everytime we have a get together the first question is "Are you making that spinach salad?!" Thanks! grin

By Anonymous on July 24, 2010


5 Stars - Huge success at my daughter's recent baby shower. Everyone wanted the recipe. Thanks Paula.

By Anonymous on July 13, 2010


This is one of my favorite go-to's for pot luck and large gatherings. I'm suprised how many people have never had hearts of palm, and love them. great salad for Easter gatherings, too. Best poppy seed dressing recipe I've ever had, this one is a keeper, thanks Paula!

By Anonymous on July 03, 2010


This salad is delicious! I made it for our gourmet club and have made it multiple times since to rave reviews. It's simple to make and has a subtly sweet taste that plays well with the hearts of palm and spinach. Try it, you'll love it!

By Anonymous on November 27, 2009

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