Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberries are quite plentiful this time of year – and since they are so sweet by nature, we tend to use them in dessert recipes more than anything.  Well, aside from just stuffing them in your mouth instead of cooking with them…

Now, I do love me some strawberry dessert recipes, but I also like to do a little sweet & savory when the berry pickin’ time comes around.  And my favorite way to do that is with this really simple Strawberry Spinach Salad.   I could literally make a meal out of it!

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad


  • 10 ounces fresh spinach or baby spinach
  • 1 quart strawberries hulled & sliced
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • sliced or slivered almonds to garnish


  • Using a blender, combine the sugar, salt, vinegar, & oil. Stir in the poppy seeds. Refrigerate the dressing until cold.
  • In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, & red onions. Toss the dressing with the salad to coat. Garnish with sliced or slivered almonds.