Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

I’m a big fan of strawberry spinach salads so I’m always looking for different variations of it. I found this version with avocados and poppyseed dressing from gimmesomeoven.com. The original recipe has cheese and oil, which I subbed out for wfpb-friendly ingredients. If you prefer a lighter salad that isn’t so “chunky” then only add in as much of the toppings as you want! This is a very fruity and sweet salad.


Servings: enough for 2-3 people, maybe 4 if you’re serving smaller side salads


  • about 6 cups fresh baby spinach or spring mix
  • about 1 pint strawberries, sliced (I quarter mine)
  • about ½ to 1 avocado, diced (I only put in ½, I think an entire one is too much)
  • 1 small can of mandarin oranges (in its juice, not in syrup!), drained
  • about ¼ cup sliced almonds
  • half a small red onion, sliced thin

Poppyseed dressing:

  • ¼ cup water
  • pinch of cornstarch (or flaxseed, either one will thicken the dressing slightly)
  • 3 tbs. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbs. honey
  • 1 tbs. poppy seeds
  • a pinch of ground dry mustard
  • optional: salt and pepper to taste (I usually leave these out)


Assemble all salad ingredients, whisk the dressing ingredients together, pour dressing over the salad and you’re done!

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