Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Dressing

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Dressing –  spinach salad dressed with pureed strawberries blended with a bit of lemon juice, agave nectar, salt, and pepper, plus feta cheese and almonds for added flavor and texture.

strawberry spinach salad with feta and almonds

Easy Strawberry Spinach Salad

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 was very simple-perfect for our busy week.

 

A Delicious Spinach Salad Dressing is Born

I had an abundance of strawberries so I created a healthy spinach salad dressing using my strawberries. 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

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 1. Place the spinach in a medium bowl. Top with sliced strawberries, almonds, and feta cheese.
  2. 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. 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

Maria

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Good luck on the show! Please post the link once its up 🙂 🙂 I had a strawberry spinach salad on the list to make for a bbq we’re having this weekend! But I’m totally going to try your dressing. Thank you for the idea. <3 ya!

  2. looks great! I love the idea of a strawberry dressing that’s so simple. strawberries are on sale here too and I have them on my list to buy tonight. I think we’ll be having this salad 🙂

  3. Strawberry dressing is my favorite!!! We have gone to a restaurant for years that makes a delicious strawberry vinaigrette, and I have tried numerous times to recreate it. I love fruity dressings!!

  4. Aaaaah! CONGRATS on getting to go on a show! (looks like for the 2nd time, neat!) This salad looks amazing, can I please reach through my computer screen and grab me a bite 🙂

  5. I have no idea why I don’t do savory/sweet more often. This sounds just wonderful with the strawberries and the feta. Fantastic warm weather lunch. Beautiful. And at 99ç a pound I’d be eating strawberries everyday!

  6. I have been all about the strawberries lately as well! They are just so refreshing after such a long winter.

    This salad looks excellent. Love how there are strawberries in every bite.

    Good luck on all of your appearances this weekend!

  7. You’ll do great on Friday Maria! Love the salad. I’ve been enjoying my .99 strawberries this week too. Definetely going to try the dressing. Thanks for posting!

  8. Good luck getting all done in your very busy week. Your salad is beautiful. I love strawberries and have been using them a lot now that they are on sale and so available and beautiful.

  9. I’m so jealous of your strawberries on sale! We still have a couple more months to go before that will happen over here. 😛 This salad looks wonderful!

  10. this looks delicious! i have never tried strawberry dressing but will try it tonight! walnuts are also great with the spinach, feta & strawberries combo 🙂

  11. We’ve been buying a lot of strawberries lately too. I love the simplicity of your dressing and that it doesn’t even require any oil, just the balance of the lemon. Definitely need to try that!

  12. Thanks for sharing I can’t wait to try it. I also look forward to seeing you on studio 5 on Friday. Take a deep breath and relax you will be fine. Love your blog!

  13. Good luck with the bake sale! You rock.

    That is a really run salad. I envy you the 99 per pounds berries. Still not the season around here to get them that cheap. I guess the cost of the ticket wouldn’t justify the cost of flying out there for the cheap strawberries? 😉

  14. I love strawberry spinach salads, but I’ve never tried strawberry dressing. It sounds really good, and you’ve got me craving this salad now!

  15. 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!

  16. 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!

  17. 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!

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

  19. 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.

  20. 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

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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. 🙂

    1. 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!

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  25. 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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