Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Total Time
13 Mins
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)

This simple spinach strawberry salad is a wonderful starter and an ideal accompaniment to grilled or roast chicken or pork.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine the first 3 ingredients in a medium bowl; slowly whisk in oil until combined. Stir in basil and chives.

Step 2

Combine strawberries, ¼ cup vinaigrette, mint, and spinach in a large bowl; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with almonds and pepper; serve immediately. Store remaining vinaigrette, covered, in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

Does not dissapoint!

MaryEliz
August 04, 2015
You really can't go wrong with strawberries and spinach, especially when they are both in season, and this very simple recipe adds a great dressing to the two.  Nice fresh flavor, highly recommended to try!

Very well received!!

berkeleyhippel
April 15, 2016
I felt like we needed a new side salad.  Since strawberries are just beginning to be readily available again, it seemed like the perfect recipe to try.  My husband and young adult children really enjoyed it.  I agree with previous reviews - cut back on the oil (I used 1/2 cup), a little extra basil and mint - just to add more flavor - added a little goat cheese - and it was very delicious!  Glad to have read reviews before making.  I'll definitely make again and I could certainly serve to company.  

Wonderful Fresh a Summer Salad

daneanp
May 24, 2015
I made as per the recipe except for cutting the oil to about 3/4 cup, based on previous reviews. I recommend letting the dressing sit a few hours so the herbs infuse. This was a big hit and so pretty!

GrandmaKY's Review

ChefLeesher
June 20, 2014
I figured I would try this for dinner tonight since I had all the ingredients...I am always looking for ways to use fresh herbs from my garden. I used less oil based on other reviewers and added grilled chicken to make it a main dish. I also threw in some avocado that I found in the refrige. It was delicious and I would make it again and serve it to guests. Looked beautiful too.

morisot's Review

Reg1003
March 15, 2014
This was a big hit today at a dinner. I didn't have fresh basil or chives but used Herbes de Provence seasoning, next time I will look harder for the fresh herbs. I did add lemon to the vinaigrette because it lacked something.

Keiko123's Review

morisot
February 16, 2013
Fabulous! Made the whole thing in under 5 minutes for a late Valentine's supper. Served it in a trifle bowl and it was beautiful. Company worthy. Do NOT skip using the dressing..it's a must and brings the whole thing together!

notime2cooks's Review

Keiko123
May 22, 2012
Added some burrata - the creaminess of the cheese balanced really nicely with the sweetness of the strawberries and the tanginess of the dressing and provided a good contrast to the crunchiness of the almonds. Based on other reviews, I cut the amount of oil in half and used about 8 Tbsp of dressing for 5 ounces of spinach. Husband loved it!

jb1234's Review

GreenGal
March 24, 2012
This is my go to recipe for when I'm entertaining and without fail, someone asks me for the recipe - that is a 5-star in my opinion!

ChefLeesher's Review

jb1234
January 15, 2012
This is my go-to spinach strawberry salad, we usually add grilled chicken. I use balsamic instead. The basil is awesome in this, don't leave it out. I would however cut the oil a little.

berkeleyhippel's Review

Eatwell94
May 10, 2011
I added goat cheese to this and it was amazing!