Looking for a super simple and healthy salad that screams summer? Look no further than this Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing! With its beautiful blend of fresh strawberries, creamy avocado slices, crunchy almonds, and vibrant baby spinach, this salad is the perfect way to usher in the end of the season. Whether you're having friends over or simply need a quick salad for yourself, this recipe is one that will never disappoint.
This salad is the ultimate combination of all my favorite things when it comes to greens and flavor. The sweetness of the strawberries, the earthiness of the spinach, the rich creaminess of the avocado, and the nutty texture of the almonds all come together to create a culinary masterpiece. And did I mention the honey poppy seed vinaigrette? It's the perfect balance of savory and sweet, and the ideal dressing for this heavenly salad. Trust me when I say you won't be able to get enough of it!
Make this salad your own!
If baby spinach isn't your thing, feel free to substitute with fresh arugula or mixed greens. The addition of crumbled goat cheese or gorgonzola would also make for a perfect accompaniment to this salad. And if you're a meat-lover, adding shredded chicken to the mix is always a surefire way to turn a side dish into a main course! The beauty of this recipe is that there are countless ways to make it your own, so don't be afraid to experiment and find what works best for you.
If you're not typically a salad person, trust me when I say that this Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is a recipe you need to try. The sweet and savory flavor profile is incredibly addictive, and the combination of fresh ingredients results in a dish that will leave your taste buds singing. Plus, it's quick and easy to make, which means you can whip it up whenever you're in need of a healthy and delicious meal.
If you're a fan of the dressing, you might want to consider making a large batch and keeping it in your fridge for whenever the salad cravings strike. The vinaigrette will last for up to two weeks, and storing it in a mason jar makes it easy to mix and dispense as needed. It's the perfect solution for those busy weeknights when you want something healthy but don't have a lot of time or energy to spare!
I hope that you enjoy this Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing as much as I do, and if you decide to give it a try, be sure to tag me on Instagram using the hashtag #healthiestfoodchoicerecipe. I always love to see your creations and hear your feedback!
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
A salad recipe that is super simple, healthy, and delicious - what's not to love? Here's everything you'll need to make this Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing:
- 5 to 6 cups baby spinach leaves, lightly packed
- 2 cups sliced strawberries
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
Poppy Seed Dressing:
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
- To make the salad, combine the spinach, strawberries, avocado, and sliced almonds in a large bowl.
- To make the dressing, whisk together all ingredients until smooth and fully mixed. Toss the salad with the dressing to coat.
- If desired, cover and refrigerate leftover dressing for up to two weeks.
- Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe
- Calories: 306
- Sugar: 13 g
- Sodium: 35 mg
- Fat: 24 g
- Saturated Fat: 3.3 g
- Carbohydrates: 21.8 g
- Fiber: 6.6 g
- Protein: 3.8 g
* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.
If you make this recipe, share a photo on Instagram and tag it #HealthiestFoodChoice. I can't wait to see what you come up with!