Red Berry & Avocado Spinach Salad with Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

A beautiful berry spinach salad that's packed with fresh flavor and finished with the most irresistible, pretty in pink, strawberry poppy seed dressing.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spinach Salad, Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 7
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 2/3 cup diced fresh strawberries (3.6 oz)
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp poppy seeds

Salad

  • 10 oz baby spinach
  • 1 1/4 cups pecans , roughly chopped and toasted
  • 12 oz fresh strawberries , sliced (about 2 cups)
  • 1 pint fresh raspberries (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries (optional if you don't want to add all three)
  • 2 medium avocados , peeled, cored and diced (semi-firm but ripe)
  • 5 oz feta cheese , crumbled

Instructions

  1. For the dressing:
  2. To a blender add all ingredients except poppy seeds. Process until strawberries are well pureed. Pour into a jar and stir in poppy seeds, cover and store in refrigerator.
  3. For the salad:
  4. In a large salad bowl, toss together spinach, pecans, strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, avocados and feta cheese. Plate and top with dressing.
  5. Recipe source: Cooking Classy