Strawberry-Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Vinaigrette

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This fresh strawberry spinach salad recipe is tossed with creamy avocado, toasted almonds, your choice of cheese, and a honey-sweetened poppyseed vinaigrette.

Forever and always one of my favorite salads to make this time of year. ♡

I first shared this Strawberry Spinach Salad recipe here on Gimme Some Oven nearly a decade ago, but it’s one of those classics that I’m sure I’ll be making for decades and decades to come. Made with loads of fresh strawberries, tender baby spinach, creamy avocado, toasted almonds, paper-thin red onions, crumbled blue cheese (or goat or feta) and my honey vinaigrette and with a favorite lightly sweetened poppy seed, this salad is always the number one recipe. I want to make every spring when juicy ripe red strawberries come into season. And it still tastes Phone a delight.

Feel free, of course, to add your favorite type of greens, nuts (or seeds), and cheese. And if you want to add protein, grilled chicken, shrimp or bacon are always delicious options.

So grab a pint of ripe strawberries while they’re in season and let’s whip up this gorgeous salad together!

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad Recipe | One minute video

Strawberry Spinach Salad Ingredients

Strawberry Salad and Poppyseed Vinaigrette Ingredients

Before we move on to the full recipe below, here are some notes on the ingredients you’ll need to make this Strawberry Salad and Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Dressing recipe…

  • Green vegetables: I usually use baby spinach or a mix of spring greens for this strawberry salad, but feel free to use whatever salads you prefer.
  • Strawberries: Look for fresh strawberries that are as ripe as possible.
  • Lawyer: Sliced ​​or diced avocado adds a delicious creamy touch to this salad.
  • Crumbled cheese: We prefer using blue cheese or crumbled goat cheese in this salad, but feta or burrata would also be delicious options.
  • Sliced ​​almonds: It is highly recommended to lightly toast the almonds before adding them to the salad, to bring out their best flavor.
  • Red onion: I recommend slicing the onion into thin paper. If you prefer a milder onion flavor, just briefly rinse the minced onion in cold water before adding it to the salad.
  • Poppy seed vinaigrette: My favorite poppy seed dressing recipe is made simply with avocado oil (or olive oil), red wine vinegar, honey, poppy seeds, Dijon, salt and pepper.

Slice strawberries, avocado and red onion

Recipe variations

Here are some ideas for different ways to customize this strawberry salad if you want…

  • Use different fruits: This salad is also delicious using fresh blueberries, cherries, peaches, pears or pomegranate arils in place of (or mixed with) strawberries.
  • Use different nuts/seeds: Pistachios, walnuts, pecans (or candied pecans), nuggets or sunflower seeds would all be delicious alternatives to almonds.
  • Add the fennel: I also like to add very thinly sliced ​​fennel to this salad.
  • Make it vegan: Use your favorite vegan cheese or omit the cheese altogether to make this a vegan strawberry salad.

Spinach salad with strawberries and avocado with poppy seed dressing in a bowl

More green salad recipes

Looking for more fruity green salad recipes to try? Here are some of my favorites!

Strawberry spinach salad in a bowl with poppy seed dressing

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The description

This delicious Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad is quick and easy to make, full of fresh flavor and tossed with a simple poppy seed dressing.


Salad ingredients:

  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese (or goat cheese or feta)
  • 1/3 cup sliced ​​almonds, toasted
  • half of one small red onion, thinly sliced

Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • 3 tablespoons Red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dear
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Make the dressing. Whisk all ingredients together vigorously in a small bowl (or shake in a covered jar) until emulsified. Taste and season with a pinch of salt and a few turns of pepper, if needed.
  2. Mix the salad. Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle evenly with dressing, then toss gently until combined.
  3. To serve. Serve immediately and enjoy!



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