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Easy Strawberry Spinach Feta Salad

Julia | The Yummy Bowl
This refreshing spinach strawberry salad with feta is loaded with baby spinach leaves, sweet strawberries, salty feta cheese, avocado, and a delicious balsamic sesame honey dressing. Perfect as a side or topped with your favorite proteins such as grilled chicken or shrimp for a nutrient protein-packed meal.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Dressing Chill time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 3 small side dish servings
Calories 388 kcal

INGREDIENTS
  

For The Salad

  • 3 cups baby spinach washed and dried
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries hulled, sliced thin or quartered
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 large avocado or 2-3 small sliced medium thick

Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil good quality
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 12 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper or to taste

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Prepare the dressing by mixing it in a small bowl or a tightly sealed mason jar. Stir/shake well until all combined. Set aside for 15-30 minutes to chill in the fridge.
  • Assemble the salad. In a large bowl add spinach, strawberries, and avocado, and add feta cheese crumbles.
  • Drizzle with the dressing (assess the amount of the dressing, we want this salad to be tossed in the dressing lightly without the ingredients swimming in the liquid), serve the salad with the remaining dressing on the side or keep it in the fridge for later.
  • Season the salad with salt (crushed sea salt flakes) and black pepper (you only need a little but it enhances all the flavors!). For more flavor and texture add crunchy almonds or walnuts. Enjoy right away!

NOTES

For more portions - simply increase the number of ingredients accordingly.
Variations - If you don’t have baby spinach, you can substitute with kale, arugula, or any other greens you have on hand.
For dinner - Serve this salad as a side dish or a wholesome meal. I love to serve this salad with grilled chicken or salmon in smoked paprika spice. 
 

ADD YOUR OWN PRIVATE NOTES

NUTRITION

Calories: 388kcal
Keyword spinach feta salad, spinach strawberry salad
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