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avocado strawberry spinach salad in a bowl with red onion, feta, almonds and pistachios

Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado

Gorgeous summer strawberry spinach salad topped with avocado, feta, red onion, toasted almonds, pistachios and drizzled with a flavorful strawberry balsamic vinaigrette. The best ever strawberry salad recipe that's sweet, tangy, crunchy, creamy and the perfect lunch or easy side dish!

Course Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword strawberry spinach salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 340 kcal
Author Monique Volz of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • For the salad:
  • 1 package (5 ounces) organic spinach
  • 8 ounces strawberries, halved (about 2 cups halved strawberries)
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • ½ small red onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup feta crumbles
  • cup raw sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup chopped shelled roasted pistachios
  • For the balsamic strawberry vinaigrette:
  • 3 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, grated or finely minced
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon strawberry jam (or jam of choice)
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a mason jar or small bowl, add all of the dressing ingredients. Shake or mix well to combine. Taste and add additional salt/pepper, if necessary.
  2. Toast the almonds on the stovetop: add the almonds to a pan and place over medium heat, stirring occasionally for 2-5 minutes until almonds are slightly golden brown. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

  3. Add spinach to a large bowl, layer on the strawberries, avocado slices, red onion, feta, toasted almonds, and chopped pistachios. Feel free to add dressing now or set it out for individual servings. Top salad bowls with extra toasted almonds and drizzle each bowl with 1/4 of the dressing. Serves 4.

Recipe Notes

This salad is best enjoyed the same day you make it to keep things nice and fresh, but will also be delicious the next day too.

Use a different fruit: if strawberries aren't available, try blueberries, peaches, raspberries or blackberries. They'll all be delicious.

Make your own DIY fruity balsamic vinaigrette: I'm in love with this dressing because you can use any fruit jam you like to really make it your own. Try raspberry, strawberry, blackberry or something else for a fun twist.

Nutrition Facts
Summer Strawberry Spinach Salad with Avocado
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (1/4 of recipe))
Calories 340 Calories from Fat 258
% Daily Value*
Fat 28.7g44%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Carbohydrates 17.2g6%
Fiber 6.9g29%
Sugar 5.4g6%
Protein 8.5g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.