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Strawberry Spinach Salad

This Strawberry Spinach Salad is made with fresh greens, creamy avocado, sweet strawberries, toasted pecans, cooked chicken and fresh herbs. It's the perfect healthy low carb & paleo lunch or light dinner.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, easy low carb dinner, healthy salad, keto, paleo, salad, spinach, spinach salad, strawberry, strawberry spinach salad, whole30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 319 kcal
Author Kelly


For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup full fat unsweetened chilled canned coconut milk (the top creamy part) OR coconut cream (can also sub with dairy-free plain yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar OR balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dried mustard or 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • add sweetener of your choice to taste , leave out for Whole30 and swap the lemon juice with orange juice instead.

For the Salad:

  • 4 cups baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil or mint finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 avocado , diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans or walnuts plus more for topping
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds

Optional add-ins:

  • 1 cup shredded cooked protein of choice , shredded chicken, turky or crumbled tofu
  • thinly sliced onions , for serving
  • 1/2 tablespoon crumbled vegan feta or vegan cheese of choice , for serving


  1. Add all the dressing ingredients to a bowl or a jar and mix to combine.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add spinach, basil, strawberries, almonds and pecans. Pour dressing over salad and gently toss to combine.

    Serve immediately with more chopped pecans and crumbled vegan feta, if desired.

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Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 319 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 13g26%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.