Loaded Strawberry Spinach Salad

This Loaded Strawberry Spinach Salad is a summer favorite. Serve it as a side dish or add some protein and make it an easy lunch or dinner. 

Loaded strawberry spinach salad with lemon poppyseed dressing

Hi friends!

This Loaded Strawberry Spinach Salad has long been my favorite summer salad. I’ve been making it for at least 10 years now and it just never gets old. It’s the perfect combination of flavors and also easy to customize to fit your taste preferences. There aren’t even any specific quantities needed. You can make as much or as little as you want to feed your family or feed a crowd. I tried to give you a rough estimate for 4 servings but don’t stress over the amounts. They’re not exact.

I love this salad because it has so many flavors but you can throw it together super quickly. If you’re really in a hurry, you can leave off the roasted sweet potatoes because those are really the only thing that takes any time to make, but I’d highly suggest including them. I usually roast them a day or two before I plan to make the salad and then just toss everything together. 

Loaded Strawberry Spinach Salad

Loaded strawberry spinach salad with hard boiled eggs

This makes a great side salad to pair with your favorite dinner, but can also easily be turned into a meal of its own by adding your favorite protein. Add some grilled chicken or steak, some hard boiled eggs or even some chickpeas or lentils to keep it vegetarian.

Here’s how you make it:

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Loaded Strawberry Spinach Salad

This Loaded Strawberry Spinach Salad is a summer favorite. Serve it as a side dish or add some protein and make it an easy lunch or dinner.

Ingredients

8 cups baby spinach
2 cups strawberries, sliced
3/4 cup onion, thinly sliced
12 cups apples, chopped
23 cups roasted sweet potatoes, diced
1 large avocado, diced
1/4 cup crumbled feta, optional
juice from two lemons (approx 1/4 cup
1/4 cup oil (i use avocado)
1/4 cup  white wine vinegar
1 Tbps poppy seeds (or chia seeds)
2 tsp sugar (or to taste)
optional protein: chicken, steak, lentils, chickpeas, hard boiled eggs

Instructions

  1. Combine lemon juice, oil, vinegar, poppyseeds and sugar in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Taste and add more sugar if needed. Makes about 3/4 cup dressing.
  2. Add remaining ingredients to a large bowl and toss to combine. Divide between 4 bowls.
  3. Add dressing just before serving.

Notes

Quantities are approximate and can be adjusted to make more or less servings.

Keywords: salad, spinach, strawberry, lunch, dinner

Isn’t it just beautiful?!

This Loaded Strawberry Spinach Salad is a summer favorite. Serve it as a side dish or add some protein and make it an easy lunch or dinner. 

Enjoy!
–Lindsay–

PS. Want more salad recipes? Check out these Salad Recipes for Lunch or Dinner or these 7 Easy Salads for Summer.

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