Strawberry Avocado Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

One of Kendra Murray's favorite recipes to make in the springtime is a strawberry, spinach, and avocado salad with poppy seed dressing. After a winter’s worth of somewhat somber-looking root vegetables, the color of spinach seems to symbolize life.


Dressing Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp prepared mustard or pinch of ground dry mustard
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp poppy seeds

Salad Ingredients

  • 6 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 pint strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 2 ounces blue cheese crumbled
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ small red onion thinly sliced


  • In a small bowl, stir together honey, vinegar, salt, pepper, and mustard. Whisk in the olive oil and add poppy seeds.
  • Toss salad ingredients together. Drizzle with dressing to taste. Toss again and serve immediately.


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