Strawberry Spinach Salad
September 26, 2023
If you haven’t tried a spinach salad with strawberries and feta before, you’re missing out on a "berry" delicious combo! This trifecta of simple ingredients provides the perfect balance of sweet, salty, and earthy notes plus softer textures contrasted with a little bit of crunch and chewy bite from the fresh spinach. While strawberry spinach salad is usually a summer offering at restaurants, you can make one at home year-round.
Our take on this popular restaurant salad also includes sliced onions and almonds, although you can easily substitute walnuts or sunflower seeds. The secret sauce (well, dressing) that marries all of these beautiful flavors together in harmony is our Poppyseed Dressing. A creamy vinaigrette, this dreamy dressing is made with real ingredients like avocado oil, organic vinegar, and onion puree for a savory flavor with just a hint of sweetness. This Strawberry Spinach Salad is also delicious topped with shredded rotisserie chicken or air-fried tofu for added protein.
Strawberry Spinach Salad
This refreshing, restaurant-worthy strawberry spinach salad is perfect for a light lunch or weekly meal prep. Crafted with simple ingredients like fresh berries, briny feta, and crunchy almonds brought together with delicious Primal Kitchen Poppyseed Dressing, it’s a salad you and your family will crave again and again.
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 6 cups fresh baby spinach, washed and dried
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
Start by toasting the almonds: Add sliced almonds to a small pan over medium heat. Cook almonds for about 5 minutes, tossing regularly, until they become fragrant and turn golden brown. Once toasted, immediately transfer almonds to a plate to cool for 5 minutes.
- In a large salad bowl, combine the baby spinach, strawberries, red onion, feta cheese, and almonds. Toss gently to mix the ingredients evenly.
Just before serving, drizzle poppy seed dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat.
Serve and enjoy, or portion out for weekly meal prep.
Nutrition information calculated using Cronometer.
- Serving Size
- 1 serving (1/4 of recipe)
- per serving
- 15.6 grams
- 14.8 grams
- 6.5 grams
- 5 grams
You might also like these other salad recipes:
- Spinach Salmon Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing
- Autumn Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
- Strawberry Chicken Salad
- Apple Walnut Salad
- Chicken Cobb Salad with Buffalo Ranch
About the Recipe Creator:
Mackenzie Burgess, RDN is a registered dietitian and recipe developer in the Denver area. She focuses on customizable recipes with ingredients of your choice. Mackenzie is passionate about improving peoples’ cooking confidence through easy meals, kitchen hacks, and her hands-on “Coaching + Cooking” program. Connect with her on social media @cheerfulchoices or on her website at CheerfulChoices.com.