Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

A simple yet satisfying Strawberry Spinach Salad with crisp onions, fresh mushrooms, and easy vinaigrette dressing.



  • strawberry spinach salad
    Strawberry Spinach Salad makes a quick and easy summertime side dish.
    Photo by Lori Dunn
  • strawberry spinach salad

Total Hands-On Time: 15 min

Preparation Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Yield: 6 servings

This easy Strawberry Spinach Salad features a vinaigrette recipe for a satisfying summer meal.

Ingredients:

Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds

Salad

  • 10 cups loosely packed fresh spinach
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced strawberries, divided
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

Instructions:

To Make Vinaigrette:

  1. In medium bowl, whisk together vinaigrette ingredients until blended. Set aside.

To Make Salad:

  1. Wash spinach and dry well. Trim off thick stems. Tear larger leaves into smaller pieces, making sure leaves are manageable with fork. Place in large bowl.
  2. Toss 1 cup berries, mushrooms, and onions with spinach. Just prior to serving, toss salad with 1/3 cup dressing (reserving the rest for another time), and arrange remaining strawberries on top.

Note: Spinach can be prepared several hours ahead of time if dried well and kept in refrigerator. Prepare strawberries no earlier than 1 hour before serving so they don't become mushy.


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