Strawberry Spinach Salad

May 30, 2023, 3:27:15 PM

Looking for a healthy lunch option or summer party salad? This Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is the recipe for you!

For the Salad:

  • 3/4 cup pecans
  • 1/2 thinly sliced small red onion
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 2 lbs strawberries. cleaned and quartered
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons poppy seeds
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spread the pecans in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, until the pecans smell fragrant. Transfer to a cutting board and chop. Set aside.
  2. In small mixing bowl, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients until well combined.
  3. Place the spinach in a great big serving bowl. Add the strawberries and red onion. Drizzle half of the dressing over the salad and toss to coat the leaves. Add a little more if needed to suit your preferences. Add the feta and pecans. Toss lightly to combine. Serve immediately, with extra dressing on the side as desired.