Indulge in the vibrant flavors of this baby spinach and strawberry salad with a zesty lemon poppyseed dressing. The combination of fresh baby spinach leaves and sweet strawberries creates a delightful balance of flavors and textures. Tossed in a tangy and fragrant lemon poppyseed dressing, this salad is a perfect choice for a light and refreshing meal. Whether you're looking for a healthy lunch option or a vibrant side dish, this recipe will surely satisfy your taste buds. Let's dive into the details and prepare this delicious salad!


For the salad

  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the lemon poppyseed dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the baby spinach leaves, sliced strawberries, sliced almonds, and crumbled feta cheese.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, honey, Dijon mustard, poppy seeds, salt, and pepper to make the lemon poppyseed dressing.
  3. Drizzle the lemon poppyseed dressing over the salad and gently toss to coat all the ingredients.
  4. Serve the salad immediately and enjoy its refreshing flavors.


  • Add grilled chicken or shrimp to make it a more substantial meal.
  • Substitute the sliced almonds with walnuts or pecans for a different nutty flavor.
  • Try using goat cheese or blue cheese instead of feta for a variation in taste.
  • For an extra burst of freshness, add some mint leaves or basil to the salad.
  • Feel free to customize the salad with additional toppings like avocado or red onions.


This baby spinach and strawberry salad with lemon poppyseed dressing is a perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavors. The freshness of the baby spinach leaves and the sweetness of the strawberries create a delightful harmony in every bite. Tossed in a zesty lemon poppyseed dressing, this salad is light, healthy, and bursting with vibrant flavors. Whether you're looking for a refreshing lunch option or a colorful side dish, this recipe is a winner. Try it out and treat yourself to a bowl of deliciousness!

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