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Strawberry Spinach Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins

A fresh, easy and simple Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing. This salad is bursting with flavor and is a great addition to any meal.

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad with strawberries, spinach salad, strawberry spinach salad
Servings: 6 side dish servings
Calories: 171.5 kcal
Author: The Seasoned Mom
FOR THE POPPY SEED DRESSING (Yield 1 ½ cups of dressing):
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 cup salad oil such as canola oil or avocado oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion flakes
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 10-12 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup mandarin oranges drained
  • 1 avocado diced
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta, goat or blue cheese
  • ¼ cup sliced, toasted almonds
  1. Combine all dressing ingredients except poppy seeds in a large jar with a lid, in a blender, or in a food processor. Shake or mix until completely combined.
  2. Add the poppy seeds and give it another good shake. Set aside and refrigerate until ready to use.

  1. Arrange spinach in a large serving bowl. Top with strawberries, oranges, avocado, cheese, and almonds. Drizzle some of the dressing over the salad, to taste, and serve immediately.
Recipe Notes
  • Why not make this salad into a main dish by adding some grilled chicken
  • To keep it vegetarian try adding some hard boiled eggs for extra protein
  • I used feta cheese for this but a crumbly goats cheese or even blue cheese would also work really well
  • Instead of toasted almonds, you could use cashews or walnuts
  • Make sure to use fresh strawberries and not frozen. If you don't have fresh try using another berry
  • Both the salad and dressing can be prepped in advance just store them separately and toss together just before serving
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 /8 of the salad plus 1 tablespoon dressing)
Calories 171.5 Calories from Fat 104
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.6g18%
Saturated Fat 1.3g8%
Cholesterol 3.2mg1%
Sodium 166.4mg7%
Carbohydrates 15.8g5%
Fiber 2.3g10%
Sugar 12.8g14%
Protein 2.3g5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.