Mouthwatering Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad is a perfect combination of fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, crunchy onions and soft feta cheese all tossed together with a creamy poppyseed dressing! All the flavor, texture and deliciousness in one bowl!

You can’t go wrong with a delicious, filling salad that is prepared in your home! Strawberry, Apple and Pear Salad with an Apple Cider Poppyseed Dressing, Triple Berry Kale Salad with Creamy Strawberry Poppyseed Dressing or Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing need to be added to your lunchtime routine.

Strawberry Spinach Salad

I love spinach! I really don’t like iceburg lettuce, so I make all of my salads with spinach. The hubby bought me a giant box of real North Carolina strawberries. So I always am making this salad. My two favorite things, spinach and strawberries! You can’t go wrong with this salad combination. It is bursting with flavor and loads of texture and delicious ingredients.

It is time to have a mom date with your friends and enjoy this salad that is filling with all things healthy and rich in flavor. Impress your friends with this beautiful salad. There will only be empty bowls at your table. I love how easy this salad is to make yet and doesn’t take long at all. I love all the vibrant colors and how it looks when all combined.

This is a go-to salad for me and so simple to make! I like to throw in chopped up, cooked chicken into my salad to add that extra protein.

How Do You Make Strawberry Spinach Salad?

  • In a large bowl combine spinach, strawberries, sliced almonds, red onion, feta cheese, and craisins and toss.
  • To make the creamy poppyseed dressing:  In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, milk, sugar, cider vinegar, and poppyseeds.  Pour over the salad and use as desired.  

Can You Make the Poppyseed Dressing Ahead of Time?

Yes! This is great to make ahead and will last in the refrigerator 3 to 5 days.

How Many Calories are in Poppyseed Dressing?

There are 65 calories in 1 tablespoon of Poppy Seed Dressing. Calorie breakdown: 81% fat, 18% carbs, 0% protein

Can I substitute the 2% Milk?

  • Soy Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Rice Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Hemp Milk
  • Cashew Milk

Can You Meal Prep this Salad?

This is a great salad to meal prep with! Leave the dressing off and you have a great lunch each day!

What Other Toppings Can You Add?

  • Chicken
  • Goat Cheese
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Candied Almonds
  • Avocado
  • Pecans

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword spinach, strawberry


  • 1 (6 ounce) package spinach
  • 1 (16 ounce) package strawberries
  • 1/2 C sliced almonds
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 1 C feta cheese
  • 1 C craisins
  • creamy poppyseed dressing:
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 milk
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds


  1. In a large bowl combine spinach, strawberries, sliced almonds, red onion, feta cheese, and craisins and toss.

  2. To make the creamy poppyseed dressing: In a small bowl whisk together mayonnaise, milk, sugar, cider vinegar, and poppyseeds. Pour over the salad and use as desired.

Recipe Notes

Originally published May 2012 


Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I was looking for a salad recipe to change things up and this one delivered. I remember this salad being big in the late ’80s or early ’90s. However it still delivers now. Love the sweet of the strawberry with the bite of the red onion. I find poppy seed dressing too sweet most of the time so I cut back to 2 T of sugar and it was just right.

    I took it to my church picnic today and it was fully eaten by attendees, which doesn’t happen very often. Note that the dressing is very thin. It wasn’t a problem, but that wasn’t what I expected.

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