Strawberry Spinach Salad

Prep Time:5 mins

Cook Time:0 mins

Total Time:5 mins

Calories:122

Description

This easy strawberry spinach salad with avocado and honey mustard dressing will be your new favorite summer recipe. It’s ready in 5 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 10 oz. of spinach
  • 2 cups of strawberries, hulled & quartered
  • 2 avocados, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced

Honey Mustard Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon of stone ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons of raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste

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Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add stone ground mustard, dijon mustard, honey, thyme, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk together until combined and set aside.
  2. To a large bowl add spinach, strawberries, avocados, red onion, and almonds. Serve with dressing on the side.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 1/2 cup
  • Calories: 122
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 256 mg
  • Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Healthy Strawberry Spinach Salad

Loaded with fresh fruit and avocado, this 5-minute strawberry spinach salad gets a gold star for easiness and flavor. Drizzled with a simple honey mustard dressing, every bite is perfectly creamy, tangy, and sweet.

Made with baby spinach or your favorite greens for convenience, this tossed salad can also go from side to main dish with the help of some grilled chicken. Sprinkled with spicy red onions and crunchy almonds for a bit of texture, this bowl of summer goodness is a 10— especially if you add some mango.

Even if it’s a last-minute gathering, who doesn’t have time to make a 5-minute salad? With a refreshing combination of strawberries, avocado, and earthy dijon, it’ll be a hit at home or at any cookout. Time to get started!

Is Spinach Good For You?

Absolutely! Spinach is an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and fiber. It’s also packed with vitamins A, C, and K. It’s known to help lower blood pressure, aid digestion, and support eye-health. The leafy green is also low in calories, making it perfect for people that are watching their weight or just want to eat healthy.

What You’ll Need

You won’t believe how easy making your own honey mustard dressing is! Check the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact ingredient amounts.

How to Make a Strawberry Spinach Salad

This 2-step strawberry spinach salad is quite fail-proof.

  • Whisk the dressing. Mix the stone-ground mustard, dijon, honey, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper in a small bowl until well combined. Set it aside.
  • Assemble the salad. Toss the spinach, strawberries, avocados, red onion, and almonds in a large bowl until mixed. Serve with dressing on the side and enjoy

Tips for Success

You won’t have any trouble throwing this salad together, but these tips will help make sure it comes out perfect.

  • Prep-ahead. Slice the strawberries and prepare the dressing in advance for an even quicker salad throughout the week.
  • Wait on the avocado. If you’re not serving the salad for at least another couple of hours or another day, don’t add the avocado just yet because it’ll brown. Add it until right before serving.
  • Keep it away from heat. Especially when on the counter or table for serving, keep it away from heat and sunlight. These make it spoil faster and nobody wants that!
  • Use leftover greens. Don’t worry if you’re almost out of spinach. You can use lettuce, kale, or even leftover salad mix for this recipe.

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