Strawberry spinach salad topped with an easy-to-make poppy seed dressing for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe. Always a favorite!
If you’re looking for a beautiful, bright salad that’s perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day, and all those spring and summer get-togethers and parties, then I think you’re going to love this Strawberry Spinach Salad!
Strawberry spinach salad recipe
When fresh strawberries are in season, you better believe that I find every imaginable way to use them. Not only because they are Bart’s favorite fruit, but because they just add such a lovely and fresh touch to so many dishes.
Now, before I get into how I made this delicious salad, I’m just going to tell you a tip. If you’re planning on serving this salad to friends, family, picnics, or potlucks, you better be prepared for the recipe’s requests! You may also have requests to bring it to all functions!
Prepared with fresh spinach, succulent strawberries, toasted pecans and red onions, this sweet and tangy salad is a clear crowd favorite! I served it with everything from ham at Easter, grilled chicken for our Sunday dinner, and baked salmon for dinner with friends. It works with everything!
Strawberry spinach salad ingredients
For that perfect spring salad you will need the following ingredients:
- poppy seeds
- olive oil
- distilled white vinegar
- fresh baby spinach
- fresh strawberries, cleaned, peeled and halved
- roasted pecans
- thinly sliced red onion (optional)
You can prepare this delicious salad in two easy steps!
- Add the poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil and vinegar to a mason jar. Attach the lid and shake well to combine. Refrigerate one hour for up to 7 days.
- Combine spinach, strawberries, pecans and red onion slices (if using) in a large bowl or on a platter. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix lightly. Refrigerate about 10 minutes before serving.
Can this salad be made ahead of time?
You can easily make everything ahead for this salad, store it in the fridge, and then assemble it about 10 minutes before serving, making it one of those must-have recipes for easy entertaining.
Other favorite spring salads
Chicken salad recipe
Grape salad recipe
Potato salad recipe
Egg salad recipe
Here is the recipe for my strawberry spinach salad. Hope you like it as much as we do!
Strawberry spinach salad recipe
Strawberry Spinach Salad topped with an Easy Poppy Seed Dressing makes a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe. Perfect for parties, picnics and reunions! Always a crowd favorite!
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- 2 coffee spoons poppy seeds
- 3 soup spoons sugar
- 1/4 Cup olive oil
- 2 soup spoons distilled white vinegar
- 9 ounces fresh baby spinach
- 1 liter fresh strawberries cleaned, shelled and cut in half
- 1/2 Cup roasted pecans
- 1/4 way Red onion thinly sliced (optional)
Add the poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil and vinegar to a mason jar. Attach the lid and shake well to combine. Refrigerate one hour for up to 7 days.
Combine spinach, strawberries, pecans and red onion slices (if using) in a large bowl or on a platter. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix lightly. Refrigerate about 10 minutes before serving.
Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Large: 15g | Saturated fat: 1g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 4005UI | Vitamin C: 104.7mg | Calcium: 88mg | The iron: 2.2mg