Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Creamy Poppyseed Dressing


This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy.
Fresh strawberries, sliced avocados, slivered almonds and feta cheese all tossed together with a homemade poppyseed dressing. This strawberry avocado spinach salad is so fresh snd delicious and one that everyone will be raving about!

Salads are light, fresh and full of flavor if made right! Strawberries are my favorite in salads and these salads are the perfect example: Mouthwatering Strawberry Spinach Salad, Strawberry Spinach Salad with Glazed Walnuts and Feta Cheese or Strawberry, Apple and Pear Spinach Salad with and Apple Cider Poppyseed Dressing.

Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad

Today I am sharing with you my favorite salad in the whole entire world. (No exaggeration!) I know that’s saying a lot! This is my go-to salad for any gathering and is requested every time! The fresh strawberries and avocado help to make this salad delicious. But it is the creamy poppyseed dressing on the top that is to die for! Every bite is a dream.

I love that the delicious fresh strawberries are starting to come into season. At the grocery store, strawberries are starting to look amazing so I grabbed two cartons. Lunch was coming up and I wanted a fresh mouth watering salad. Everything looked so good, I could hardly cut the avocado and strawberries fast enough before I ate them one by one.

Toss everything into a bowl and whisk up one of my favorite creamy poppyseed dressing. This dressing is hands down one of the best ones out there. It gives the salad such an amazing creamy and sweet flavor. It completes the deliciousness of the strawberry, avocado spinach combo. This salad will also become instantly a favorite! You have to experience the amazingness of this salad and it is sure to impress your friends!

Ingredients to Make the Best Salad:

This strawberry avocado spinach salad is best served fresh and after being tossed together. Add all the ingredients together in one bowl and be ready to be amazed! Toss the salad and have a crunchy, soft fruity texture with an amazing poppyseed dressing drizzled overtop.

Baby Spinach: I like to wash and prepare my spinach before tossing it all together.

Strawberries: Slice in half or slices. I love my strawberry slicer. 

Avocados: Large avocados sliced in thin slices.

Almonds: Buy them already sliced or chopped up.

Feta Cheese: Crumble the cheese over top the salad to add in a delicious touch.

Toss Some Salad:

Fall in love with how quickly and tasty this strawberry avocado spinach salad comes together. Mouthwatering salad is in the works and so simple to make. Add all the ingredients together in a large salad bowl and enjoy within minutes. All fresh ingredients makes this salad even better!

Combine ingredients: In a large salad bowl, combine spinach, strawberries, avocados, almonds, and feta cheese.

Serve immediately: Serve salad immediately and garnish with more feta cheese and almonds if desired.

Making the Dressing:

Creamy poppyseed dressing will go a long way with this easy to make

In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, milk, sugar, cider vinegar, and poppyseeds. Pour about half over the salad and toss to coat. Add more of the dressing if needed.

Mayonnaise: This is a creamy dressing as a base in the dressing.

Milk: 2% milk is best. It has a rich and thick taste and texture for the dressing.

Sugar: Sweeten the dressing with a little bit of white sugar. 

Cider Vinegar: Add in a tangy touch!

Poppyseeds: These poppyseeds are a hit and the perfect touch to color and a little bit of flavor.

Storing Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad:

Usually this strawberry salad is gone within serving it. It is my most popular salad and for good reason. This tried and true salad is delicious and the most flavorful dish! It is best to serve cold and immediately after being tossed together.

Making Ahead Salad: Prepare and add all the ingredients together in a bowl or even separate bowls until ready to toss together. Place in the refrigerator and mix together within a few hours of preparing.

The Dressing: The poppyseed dressing can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container. Place in the refrigerator up to 5 days.

Refrigerating: This salad is best stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. If the salad is already tossed together with the dressing it will last in the refrigerator 24 hours. Keeping the dressing separate will help the salad last 2 to 3 days however, it is still best fresh. The strawberries and avocados do turn colors and even lose their flavoring once sliced.

More Salad Favorites:

Creamy Poppyseed Dressing:

Updated on April 16, 2020
Originally Posted on May 1, 2014

Serves: 8
Calories218kcal (11%)Carbohydrates13g (4%)Protein4g (8%)Fat18g (28%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Cholesterol9mg (3%)Sodium136mg (6%)Potassium437mg (12%)Fiber5g (20%)Sugar7g (8%)Vitamin A2094IU (42%)Vitamin C22mg (27%)Calcium85mg (9%)Iron1mg (6%)
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course SaladCuisine AmericanKeyword salad, salad recipes, strawberry avocado spinach salad


Source link