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Strawberry Spinach Salad

feta, pecans, spinach and strawberries in bowl next to dressing and silver tongs

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This healthy Spinach Strawberry Salad is a great addition to any meal! Made with a coconut lime poppy seed dressing for a delicious flavor boost. Gluten free and vegan friendly.

Ingredients

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For the Salad

  • 8 cups spinach
  • 2 cups strawberries, quartered
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled (sub goat cheese or even vegan feta)
  • 3/4 cup pecans (toasted, candied, etc.)

Coconut Lime Poppy Seed Dressing

  • 1/4 cup full-fat canned coconut milk*
  • 1 ½ tablespoons light olive oil (or avocado)
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice, about 2 small limes
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 ½  tablespoons poppy seeds

Instructions

  1. Toss spinach, quartered strawberries, feta, and pecans in large bowl.
  2. Make the dressing: combine all of the dressing ingredients in medium bowl and whisk until combined. If using an immersion blender or small food processor, a combine all except poppy seeds, then stir those in at the end. 
  3. Toss salad with dressing, or serve separately. Enjoy as is for a side salad, or serve with your favorite grilled protein.

Notes

Full-fat coconut milk will yield the best texture for the dressing.

Feel free to sub favorite nuts or use seeds if you need this to be nut free.

Store dressing in airtight container in fridge up to one week. Separation may occur once dressing has sat in fridge, just shake before serving.

Nutrition information approximate, based on full fat coconut milk

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