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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Dressing

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Dressing

This week is super busy for us. We are both busy at work and trying to get everything ready for the big bake sale on Saturday. I am also going to do a live cooking segment for Studio 5 on Friday. I have been on the show before, I made my banana cinnamon chip cake, but it’s been awhile. I hope it goes well!  My mind is a little frazzled this week. We have a lot of baking to do, but it will be fun and it is for a great cause.

I found strawberries on sale for 99 cents a pound this week. I have been enjoying them in my yogurt, oatmeal, and even for dessert. I love how sweet and juicy they are. I also made a strawberry spinach salad with strawberry dressing for dinner last night.

This salad is very simple-perfect for our busy week.  I had an abundance of strawberries so I created a healthy strawberry dressing to go with the spinach strawberry salad.  I  pureed the berries in the blender with a little bit of lemon juice, agave nectar, salt and pepper. It was that easy. The dressing adds an extra strawberry punch to the salad.  I really like the crunchy almonds and creamy feta cheese too.  If you want to bulk up the salad, try adding grilled chicken, fish, or beans to the salad.

Celebrate strawberry season with this simple salad.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Dressing

Yield: Serves 4-6


1 lb. fresh spinach (we buy the big tubs at Costco)
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup almonds
2 ounces feta cheese

Strawberry Dressing:

7 large strawberries, cut in half
Fresh lemon juice, from 1 lemon
Drizzle of agave nectar
Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Place the spinach in a medium bowl. Top with sliced strawberries, almonds, and feta cheese.

2. For the dressing, put the cut up strawberries in a blender. Squeeze lemon juice into the blender. Drizzle the strawberries with agave nectar. If your strawberries are ripe and sweet, you will only need a little agave nectar. Make according to your taste. Blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Pour dressing over spinach and strawberry salad.

If you like this salad, you might also like:

Nectarine and Raspberry Salad from Two Peas and Their Pod
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Almonds and Dill from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Seductive Strawberry Salad from Food Blogga
Strawberry Citrus Salad from The Bitten Word

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78 Responses to “Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Dressing”

  1. Tracey — April 14, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

    Lovely salad Maria! I love your idea for the dressing – I’ll have to try that one this summer.

  2. Kerstin — April 14, 2010 @ 9:24 pm

    What a great deal on strawberries and such a lovely way to use them :)

  3. Esi — April 14, 2010 @ 9:50 pm

    I love strawberries with spinach. Great spring combo

  4. sweetlife — April 14, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

    what a perfect plate of salad…love strawberries..


  5. Manggy — April 15, 2010 @ 2:26 am

    I wish you well on the bake sale and the tv appearance!! :) I love fruit in salads (well, and fruit salads too…), balsamic vinegar would be a great addition to the dressing as well!

  6. Regan Jones — April 15, 2010 @ 3:35 am

    Random comment here, but it occurred to me this a.m. as I was tweeting this link to this recipe, I tweet your recipes a lot… I follow a ton of blogs, but it’s like day after day your recipes are the ones that I think… “yeah, I’d make that.” So hats off to you and your blog. Love it!

  7. maggy — April 15, 2010 @ 4:52 am

    Those look incredible. I am bookmarking these for the next big party at our house. YUM!

  8. Jamie Cooks It Up! — April 15, 2010 @ 5:45 am

    We’ve had that same kind of busy week around here too. Wish I could have helped with the bake sale. I hope it all goes well! Good luck with your TV spot and may you sale every last crumb at the bake sale! Here’s to hoping next week will be a little calmer!

  9. Your salad is beautiful, I love strawberries with feta….the sweet savory thing is my favorite. xo

  10. Cookin' Canuck — April 15, 2010 @ 8:47 am

    Very pretty salad, Maria! I like the light dressing. Good luck on your Studio 5 appearance. I’m sure you’ll be great!

  11. Anne — April 15, 2010 @ 9:47 am

    2009 was the year of strawberries. They were juicy and sweet. Great for making the recipe. Hopefully this year it will be as wonderful as 2009. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

  12. Natalie (The Sweets Life) — April 15, 2010 @ 9:57 am

    mmm i love the strawberry dressing for this! this is similar to a strawberry spinach salad i just made…but it had a poppyseed dressing! (

  13. Fuji Mama — April 15, 2010 @ 10:00 am

    I love strawberries and spinach together! GOOD LUCK with your cooking segment! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

  14. teresa — April 15, 2010 @ 10:02 am

    this is fabulous, love the strawberry dressing, what a fun twist!

  15. Mary — April 15, 2010 @ 11:00 am

    Your salad has wonderful color, Maria. I love that you’ve used a lighter dressing for it. I love sweet and savory. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  16. terri — April 15, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    those strawberries look sooooo yummy! i love all of your delish recipes!!! thanks for sharing! good luck at the BAKE SALE! whoop whoop! xoxo

  17. Alanna — April 15, 2010 @ 6:48 pm

    Good luck with the TV work AND the bake sale, Maria! Your strawberry salad looks gorgeous, I love combining sweet and savory during the warm months.

  18. food-4tots — April 15, 2010 @ 7:35 pm

    My son is a big fan for strawberries. We had tried dessert and yogurt but straberry salad is a new discovery for me. A must-try recipe! Your salad looks amazing! I just can’t keep my eyes off them. Hope both your bake sale and TV show are great success!

  19. deeba — April 15, 2010 @ 9:35 pm

    Fresh & exciting Maria … love the flavours and colour play!! NICE!!
    Good luck for the bake sale…

  20. Elina — April 16, 2010 @ 12:02 pm

    99 cents for a pound?! That’s awesome!! I can’t wait for strawberry season to come to Boston. This salad looks spectacular – simple yet I’m sure flavorful. Good luck today and tomorrow. This is the exciting kind of busy. :)

  21. mina — April 16, 2010 @ 3:26 pm

    feta+strawberries? seems like such a strange combo but i am intrigued.

  22. Cathy — April 16, 2010 @ 7:19 pm

    This looks wonderful, and I have all of the ingredients on hand. I know what’s for lunch tomorrow! Have fun at the bake sale tomorrow!

    • twopeas replied: — April 16th, 2010 @ 7:51 pm

      Thanks everyone for your kind words and support with the bake sale. I am excited for tomorrow! I Hope we raise lots of money for Share Our Strength!

  23. beth — April 17, 2010 @ 2:23 am

    I wonder if ricotta would work instead of the feta? Lovely salad for the summer

  24. Lori — April 27, 2010 @ 4:53 am

    Looks so fresh and delicious. Oh I want fresh local berries, I can not wait!

  25. charlene — May 2, 2010 @ 11:24 am

    I often switch strawberries for tomatoes in salads. It works out great.

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  31. شات صوتي — November 17, 2010 @ 1:29 pm

    The pictures are stunning

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  36. Joanie Grant — November 11, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    We ate at Applebee’s on Dixie Highway tonight because my husband is Retired Navy and first of all we appreciate what you all do for the Veterans. We do eat there on occasion anyways.
    My problem is I had the Spinach & berry w/grilled chicken salad and I can’t seem to locate the Nutrition Data on the dressing. Is is included in the calories of the Salad or can you give me the information ?
    Also, not on my Diet of course I get to blow it once in awhile but I had a Strawberry Daiquiri which was delicious. I need the Nutrition Data on it to. I keep a journal every day and if it goes in my mouth I write it down. I’ve been on this Diet since Feb. 12th, 2012 and have lost about 73 pounds by counting calories. Thats why this is so important to me. By the way I am 62 years old so it took me till this past Feb. to make up my mind to be healthy and get that weight off and keep it off.
    Thank You,
    Joanie Grant 502 298 3299

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