A simple fruity salad with a delicious poppy seed dressing. Top with protein of your choice for a complete meal.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing


Difficulty – Easy

Time – 15 minutes preparation

Serves 4

What’s good about it?

Spinach is an extremely nutrient-rich vegetable. It contains high amounts of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron and calcium. It is also packed with protective antioxidants including lutein, kaempferol, nitrates, quercetin and zeaxanthin.



  1. Cut strawberries in half and arrange over the spinach with the rest of the salad ingredients.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients in blender or food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Just before serving, pour over salad and toss well.

Did You Know?

Adding poppy seeds to a dressing creates a creamy rich dressing ideal for salads and pouring over steamed vegetables.

Serves 4


225g baby spinach leaves

150g fresh strawberries halved or chopped

60g chopped walnuts

2 stalks celery finely sliced

1/3 cucumber finely sliced

Handful of alfalfa sprouts or bean sprouts, optional


1 Tbsp. sesame seeds

2 tsp poppy seeds

1 spring onion finely sliced

4tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2tbsp balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper to taste