Strawberry Spinach Salad

Even though the weather outside is still frightful you can dream of summer days with this light refreshing salad.


I know it may be the dead of winter, but my body is telling me I need salad! Maybe I’m slacking on the greens lately.  I tend to stick to root veggies throughout the winter, but something came over me the other day where I just HAD to have a giant salad!  This recipe really hit the spot.

The sweetness from the strawberries is a perfect way to add flavour without the extra carbs and sugar since strawberries are the lowest in sugar out of all the berries.

I amped up the fats by adding hard boiled eggs and avocados.  I think goat or feta cheese would have been awesome, but I’m trying to stay away from dairy more diligently since I had a pretty bad allergic reaction (I think) to it last week.  But if you can tolerate cheese, by all means throw it on top!

I used my spiralizer to make ribbons with the zucchini, if you don’t have one – what the heck are you waiting for?!?!…jkjk…you can use a carrot peeler to create the same effect.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad
Serves 2
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For the Salad
  1. 4 cups spinach
  2. 1 medium zucchini, spiralized (200g)
  3. 1 celery stalk (100g)
  4. 1/4 cup red onions, sliced (40g)
  5. 1/3 cup strawberries, sliced (50g)
  6. 2 hard boiled eggs
  7. 1/2 avocado (60g)
  8. 2 Tbsp slivered almonds
For the Dressing
  1. 1/3 cup strawberries (50g)
  2. 1 Tbsp olive oil
  3. 1/2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  4. 1/2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  5. 1 clove of garlic
  6. 1/2 Tbsp xylitol (or honey)
  7. S&P
  8. *I prefer to double the recipe for the dressing as it is easier to blend in my blender.
Instructions
  1. Divide the salad ingredients into two large bowls.
  2. For the dressing, add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Drizzle over salad.
  4. Enjoy!
Nutritional Info per serving
  1. 288 Calories, 19g Carbs, 7g Fibre, 12g Net Carbs, 21g Fat, 12g Protein, 8g Sugar
  2. Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.
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8 Comments

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 16, 2017 at 5:27 pm

    I’ve been all over the salads lately too! Love this dressing idea. I never think to add fruit!

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    • happyhealthfreak February 16, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      Thanks Laura!! Strawberry basil is also a great combo…and pineapple is awesome in dressing too πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  • evolvewithmary February 21, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    I love fruit in my salad, especially strawberries! The mixture of strawberries and spinach is scrumptious and crazy healthy. The dressing on this salad looks like β€œthe truth”. πŸ™‚

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    • happyhealthfreak February 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks!! It was pretty scrumptious and the dressing is what made it πŸ˜‰

      Reply
  • GiGi Eats Celebrities February 21, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Since I can’t eat fruit -I’d have to ditch the strawberries BUTTTTTTT the rest of this salad looks phenomenal!! πŸ˜›

    Reply
    • happyhealthfreak February 21, 2017 at 1:54 pm

      Awww dang πŸ™ ….you just have to EAT ALL THE VEGGIES!

      Reply
  • Patrick @looneyforfood.com February 23, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    This is almost exactly like the salad I eat almost every night for dinner. I just add a ton of roasted kabocha in there. The combo of kabocha, egg,strawberry and avocado is amazing together! Your salad looks so beautiful!!

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    • happyhealthfreak February 23, 2017 at 7:06 pm

      Thank you!! I love kabocha but never added it to salad, I’ll have to try it πŸ˜‰

      Reply

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