Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing (One Bowl)

Quick and easy strawberry spinach salad recipe with poppy seed dressing, made in 10 minutes in one pot. This classic healthy salad has many variations.

This is one of the the best Summer salads I have ever had. It’s made with simple ingredients. It’s light but flavorful and great for hot Summer parties, picnics and potlucks.

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

How to make strawberry spinach salad recipe?

  1. Add oil, vinegar, honey, poppy seeds, mustard seeds, salt, pepper in a deep bowl.
  2. Whisk it together until combined.
  3. Add spinach and strawberries.
  4. Toss everything together and serve immediately.

What to serve with salad?

  • Grilled/ baked chicken
  • Steak
  • Pizza
  • Pasta
  • Burgers
  • Pork chops

What dressing goes on spinach and strawberry salad?

There are the most common dressings for this salad:

  • Poppyseed dressing
  • Orange juice dressing
  • Raspberry vinaigrette

Easy strawberry spinach salad dressing

  1. Add oil, vinegar, honey, poppy seeds, mustard seeds, salt, pepper in a deep bowl.
  2. Whisk it together until combined.
  3. Pour it over your green salad.

Spinach Strawberry Salad Recipe

Flavor variations

  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup crushed roasted pecans on top, prior to serving. Candied pecans is another delicious addition.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup crushed roasted walnuts on top, prior to serving.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup crushed roasted almonds on top, prior to serving.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup baked or grilled shredded chicken or small 1 inch chicken pieces to add some protein.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup cooked bacon crumbs on top, prior to serving.
  • Spinach Strawberry Balsamic Salad– Replace the poppyseed dressing with a balsamic dressing.
  • Peel, slice and cut 1 avocado into small 1 inch pieces and mix that into this salad.
  • Mix in 1/3 cup finely sliced red onions.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup boiled quinoa to make this a very hearty and filling salad.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese on top, prior to serving.

Spinach and Strawberry Salad

Tips and techniques

  • You can make the dressing separately and use pour it over the strawberries and spinach, just prior to serving.
  • Once the dressing has been mixed into the spinach and strawberries, salad must be served immediately for best flavor and texture.
  • Mustard seed powder is optional but highly recommended.
  • Use very ripe strawberries for best fruity flavor.
  • Use fresh baby spinach and not frozen spinach because frozen spinach is just wilted and releases a lot of water.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Quick and easy strawberry spinach salad recipe with poppy seed dressing, made in 10 minutes in one pot. This classic healthy salad has many variations.

Servings: 4
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry spinach salad
Calories: 126 kcal
Author: Abeer

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Apple cider vinegar Or lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard powder Optional
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste
  • 6 cups Spinach Fresh
  • 1 pint Strawberries Washed, Hulled, Sliced

Instructions

  1. In a large salad bowl, add oil, vinegar, honey, poppy seeds, mustard powder, salt, pepper and whisk everything together until combined. 

  2. Add spinach and strawberries and toss everything together. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above. 
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Potassium 447mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 85.6%
Vitamin C 99.6%
Calcium 10.1%
Iron 11.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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