Spinach Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

  • Author: Claire Cary
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American


This easy spinach strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing is the perfect recipe for the beach, picnic, or party and is a total crowd pleaser! It’s vegan, gluten free and comes together in just 5 minutes.




  • 8 cups baby spinach
  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts or candied pecans
  • 1 avocado
  • Optional: 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion



  1. To assemble the salad, add the spinach to bowl, chopped strawberry, walnuts and mix together. 
  2. Add of the dressing ingredients to a bowl or jar, and whisk or shake it combine. 
  3. Taste the dressing and add more vinegar, salt or sweetener as desired.
  4. If serving right away, dress the salad with as much or little dressing as desired. Start with about 1/2 the dressing and add more as needed. (The dressing recipe makes more than you will likely need for this amount of salad, but it depends on your preference)
  5. Top with sliced avocado and a few cracks of fresh black pepper. 


If you are planning to prepare this recipe in advance, I suggest keeping the dressing and the rest of the salad separate until you are ready to serve.

Once prepared, the dressing will store in the fridge for 1 week. Keep it in an air tight container for best results.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 282
  • Sugar: 7.1g
  • Fat: 21.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.1g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Protein: 3.9g

Keywords: poppy seed dressing, strawberry spinach salad, easy summer salad