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Strawberry Spinach Salad (Gluten-Free, Vegan)


  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: About 6 cups salad 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This strawberry spinach salad recipe is light, bright, and so easy! You’ll love the tangy dressing! (Vegan, Paleo)


Ingredients

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FOR THE STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD:

  • 68 cups (about 5 oz.) of spinach. (Or you can use half spring mix or half arugula)
  • 2 cups (1 pint) fresh strawberries, washed, stems removed, and sliced or halved
  • 1 avocado, sliced or diced
  • 1/3 cup salted pistachios
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup red onion, sliced or finely minced (about 1/4 small red onion)

FOR THE SALAD DRESSING:

  • 2 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. honey or agave (can sub maple syrup)
  • 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil (or another neutral-tasting oil)

Instructions

FIRST, MAKE THE DRESSING:

  1. In a bowl or jar, combine oil, vinegar, syrup, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Whisk until the mixture is combined (it may separate since you’re not using an emulsifier like mustard. Just stir it again!**)
  3. Set the dressing aside.

ASSEMBLE YOUR STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD:

  1. Place salad greens in a large bowl. Top with strawberries, avocado slices, pistachios, and red onion.
  2. Stir the dressing again, if needed. Drizzle salad with half of the dressing.
  3. Gently toss with two forks or salad tongs to combine, adding more dressing, as desired. (It will seem like a LOT of greens, but they will start to wilt once dressed.)*

Notes

*If you’re serving the salad all at once, I suggest tossing the greens with the dressing first, then adding the other ingredients. This will help you keep the avocado from getting too mashed when mixing.

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: strawberry spinach salad, strawberry salad, strawberry spinach salad with poppy seed dressing