Strawberry Spinach Salad

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An easy strawberry spinach salad recipe, with a zesty poppy seed dressing and crunchy toasted pecans.

White Bowl of Strawberry Spinach Salad with Walnuts on a Crochet Kitchen Towel

As lovely as this salad is, throwing a few candied walnuts on top and a few crumbles of creamy honey goat cheese will  make it even more dreamy. If that is even possible you guys…

The perfect healthy, good for you side dish for a summer garden party, Valentine’s dinner and even Christmas. If you want to give it more of a savory spin I’d suggest crumbling some feta or blue cheese on top.

Strawberry Spinach Salad being drizzled with Poppy Seed Dressing

To make the dressing you’ll need a mini food processor or blender (<-amazon) to buzz up some sweet, fresh strawberries with olive oil, lemon juice and a little vanilla extract for magic!  Then you want to whisk in some good honey (no sugar), and the poppy seeds so they keep their lovely texture. 

Easy to prepare for a crowd or pack in a jar for lunches to go.

Goes well with grilled chicken, this peppercorn steak, shellfish, crispy bacon bits, salmon, burrata and a fruity, crisp white wine!

P.S. I love this with a mix of baby spinach and fresh basil leaves as well. You might want to experiment with that combo as well, I suspect you’ll really like it.

Bowl of Spinach Strawberry Walnut Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

An easy strawberry spinach salad with a zesty poppy seed dressing and crunchy toasted pecans or candied walnuts.
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Prep Time:10 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes


For The Strawberry Dressing


  • To make the salad dressing: puree the strawberries with the the olive oil, lemon juice and vanilla extract in the food processor. Transfer to the salad bowl and whisk in the honey, lemon zest and poppy seeds. Season with the sea salt, pepper and paprika.
  • Add the spinach and sliced strawberries on top of the dressing and give it a gentle toss to coat just before serving.
  • Serve sprinkled with the walnuts and goat cheese on top.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people
Author: Florentina

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  1. 5 stars
    This salad was absolutely delicious!! My entire family loved it, including our daughters aged 18 months and 5 1/2. The salad dressing was sweet but not too overwhelming and I added your suggested grilled chicken recipe on top! We also added a nice balsamic drizzle. It was perfect for a warm summer night! Thank you! I look forward to trying more of your recipes, this was my first one!

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