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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
Ingredients
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
FOR THE SALAD:
  • 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
Instructions
PREPARE THE DRESSING:
  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.

ASSEMBLE THE SALAD:
  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.