Strawberry Spinach Salad topped with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing makes for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe. Always a favorite!

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If you are looking for a bright and beautiful salad that is perfect for Easter, Mother’s Day and all of those spring and summer get-togethers and parties, then I think you are going to love this Strawberry Spinach Salad! 

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe - Strawberry Spinach Salad topped with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing makes for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe. Perfect for parties, picnics, and get-togethers! Always a crowd favorite! // addapinch.com

When fresh strawberries are in season, you better believe that I find every way imaginable to use them. Not only because they are Bart’s absolute favorite fruit, but because they just add such a beautiful and fresh touch to so many dishes.

Now, before we get into how I made this delicious salad, I’m just going to tell you one tip. If you plan to serve this salad to friends, family, picnics, or potlucks, you better be prepared for the requests for the recipe! You may also have requests to bring it to all the functions!

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe - Strawberry Spinach Salad topped with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing makes for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe. Perfect for parties, picnics, and get-togethers! Always a crowd favorite! // addapinch.com

Made with fresh spinach greens, luscious strawberries, toasted pecans and red onions, this sweet and tangy salad is a definite crowd favorite! I’ve served it with everything from ham at Easter, grilled chicken for our Sunday supper, and with baked salmon for dinner with friends. It just works with everything!

Strawberry Spinach Salad Ingredients

For this perfect spring salad, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • poppy seeds
  • sugar
  • olive oil
  • distilled white vinegar
  • fresh baby spinach
  • fresh strawberries cleaned, hulled, and cut in half
  • toasted pecans
  • red onion thinly sliced (optional)

You can make this scrumptious salad in two simple steps!

  • Add the poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, and vinegar to a mason jar. Secure the lid and shake well to combine. Refrigerate an hour to up to 7 days.
  • Combine the spinach, strawberries, pecans, and red onion slices (if using) in a large salad bowl or on a platter. Pour the dressing over salad, and lightly toss. Refrigerate about 10 minutes before serving.
Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe - Strawberry Spinach Salad topped with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing makes for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe. Perfect for parties, picnics, and get-togethers! Always a crowd favorite! // addapinch.com

Can This Salad Be Made Ahead?

You can easily make everything ahead for this salad, store it in the refrigerator and then assemble about 10 minutes before serving, making it one of those go-to recipes for easy entertaining.

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe - Strawberry Spinach Salad topped with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing makes for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe. Perfect for parties, picnics, and get-togethers! Always a crowd favorite! // addapinch.com

Other Favorite Spring Salads

Chicken Salad Recipe

Grape Salad Recipe

Potato Salad Recipe

Egg Salad Recipe

Here’s the recipe for my Strawberry Spinach Salad. I hope you love it as much as we do!

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe - Strawberry Spinach Salad topped with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing makes for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe. Perfect for parties, picnics, and get-togethers! Always a crowd favorite! // addapinch.com

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Strawberry Spinach Salad topped with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing makes for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe. Perfect for parties, picnics, and get-togethers! Always a crowd favorite!
5 from 7 votes

Review Recipe

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Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 6
Course Salad
Calories: 226kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 9 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 quart fresh strawberries cleaned, hulled and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup toasted pecans
  • 1/4 medium red onion thinly sliced (optional)

Instructions

  • Add the poppy seeds, sugar, olive oil, and vinegar to a mason jar. Secure the lid and shake well to combine. Refrigerate an hour to up to 7 days.
  • Combine the spinach, strawberries, pecans, and red onion slices (if using) in a large salad bowl or on a platter. Pour the dressing over salad, and lightly toss. Refrigerate about 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 4005IU | Vitamin C: 104.7mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe - Strawberry Spinach Salad topped with an easy Poppy Seed Dressing makes for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe. Perfect for parties, picnics, and get-togethers! Always a crowd favorite! // addapinch.com

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