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5 from 2 votes

Strawberry Spinach Salad

This Strawberry Spinach salad with it's balsamic poppyseed dressing is the perfect easy side dish for a picnic or BBQ, or just a weeknight meal!
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry spinach salad
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 391kcal
Author: Lisa Longley

Ingredients

For Strawberry Spinach Salad

  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 quart strawberries quartered
  • 1/2 red onion sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup almond slices toasted (see note)
  • 4 ounces feta cheese

For Balsamic Poppyseed Dressing

  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseeds
  • 1 tablespoon minced red onion

Instructions

To make the salad dressing

  • Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a mason jar.  Shake well until the sugar is dissolved and the dressing is combined.

To Make the Salad

  • Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl.  Very lightly dress the salad right before serving, reserving the rest of the dressing on the side for people to add more.

Notes

To toast almonds place a small skillet over low heat. Spray lightly with cooking spray.  Add almond slices and stir often until desired level of toasted-ness, about five minutes.  Cool before adding to the salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 391kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 242mg | Potassium: 423mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 91% | Vitamin C: 81% | Calcium: 16% | Iron: 13%