If you are looking for a unique and delicious salad, this strawberry spinach salad is for you. Juicy strawberries and crunchy walnuts in a bed of spinach, all coated in an incredible homemade poppy seed dressing! This healthy salad comes together in less than five minutes and can easily be made ahead of time!

If you love sweet and savory salads like this, you will also love our kale salad recipe! Each bite promises a flavor bomb you will crave.

A spinach salad in a bowl with feta cheese, raspberries, blueberries and walnuts.

Fruit in a salad may be controversial, but we love how juicy strawberries accent this spinach salad. Of course, the crunch from the walnuts and the flavor from the feta cheese only make this salad even better. 

Why You’ll Love This Salad Recipe

  • Easy to make. The ingredients are simple and the salad takes just five minutes of prep time joining our easy salad recipes.
  • Make-ahead. This spinach strawberry salad can be prepped ahead of time for an easy meal. 
  • Adventurous. Trying something new can be a lot of fun, and this salad is out of many people’s comfort zones but always becomes a favorite! 
Strawberry spinach salad recipe tossed in a creamy poppy seed dressing.

Ingredients for this Strawberry Spinach Salad:

  • Spinach – fresh spinach or baby spinach makes an excellent base for this salad. 
  • Berries – use a combination of your favorite berries. We like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. 
  • Feta – crumbled feta adds an incredible flavor and texture. 
  • Nuts – add a great texture and saltiness to the salad. We like walnuts, but you can also use almonds, pecans, and pistachios. You can even use candied pecans for a fun sweetness.
  • Dressing – our poppy seed dressing makes the perfect sweet and savory balsamic vinaigrette. 

See the recipe card below for a complete list of ingredients and quantities.

Substitutions and Variations

  • Add protein: Take this salad to the next level by adding pan-fried chickenAdding protein will bulk up this salad, making it a complete meal. 
  • Greens: Although we use spinach, you can easily swap out or add kale, romaine lettuce, and even iceberg lettuce! Or use a combination of greens.
  • Add grains: Add cooked quinoa to this salad to make it more filling and healthy, similar to our spinach quinoa salad recipe!
  • Cheese: If you don’t want feta cheese, you can use goat cheese or just omit the cheese altogether.

How to Make Strawberry Spinach Salad:

Step-by-step instructions for the most simple salad!

  1. Follow our poppy seed dressing recipe and set the dressing aside.
  2. Combine spinach, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, feta, and walnuts in a large salad bowl
  3. Shake the dressing in a shaker or a jar before drizzling over the salad.
  4. Toss the salad lightly and enjoy!
Strawberry spinach salad in a bowl next to a container of homemade poppy seed dressing.

Elevate Your Salad Like a Pro:

Make this salad heartier by adding air-fried chicken with homemade croutons.

Serving Suggestions

  • Soup and salad: Serve this salad alongside a creamy mushroom soup for a filling yet light meal. 

Recipe FAQs

Is this spinach salad healthy? 

This salad is packed with vitamins and a light dressing, making for a healthy meal!

What else can be added to this salad? 

You can add various vegetables to this salad to make it your own; red onion, avocado, and tomatoes are all great ideas!

Can I use frozen berries? 

We recommend using fresh fruit as they add the best texture and flavor. Frozen fruit will also melt and make the salad soggy. 

A bowl loaded with spinach, Feta cheese, walnuts and fresh berries.

Store & Reheat 

Storage. This salad is best served immediately. However, if you want to save some for later, the best way is to store the undressed salad in the fridge. Have the dressing stored separately and simply combine when ready to serve. 

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Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Author: Valentina
5 from 7 votes
This strawberry spinach salad is jam-packed with sumptuous textures and flavors. From strawberries to feta to walnuts, this salad has it all! The tangy poppy seed dressing ties everything together, creating a beautiful, colorful salad. You will love how quickly it comes together!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 5 oz fresh spinach
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 3 oz raspberries
  • 4 oz strawberries, halved
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 portion poppy seed dressing


  • Prepare our easy poppy seed dressing.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine spinach, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, feta, and walnuts.
  • Drizzle the salad with the poppy seed dressing and toss gently.
  • Serve immediately, and enjoy!


342kcal Calories12g Carbs8g Protein16g Fat5g Saturated Fat7g Polyunsaturated Fat3g Monounsaturated Fat25mg Cholesterol350mg Sodium369mg Potassium4g Fiber5g Sugar3465IU Vitamin A34mg Vitamin C199mg Calcium2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 25mg8%
Sodium 350mg15%
Potassium 369mg11%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 3465IU69%
Vitamin C 34mg41%
Calcium 199mg20%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)