Prepare the dressing
Combine all dressing ingredients and shake (if in a sealed jar) or whisk vigorously.
Prepare the candied nuts
Place a skillet over medium heat. Add sugar to the pan and stir 3-5 minutes until sugar starts to dissolve. Once dissolved, stir in the chopped nuts until coated. Transfer to a plate to cool.
In a large bowl or serving platter, combine spinach, strawberries, onions, bacon, and cheese. Serve salad with prepared dressing. Enjoy!