Spinach Salad with Fresh Strawberry Basil Dressing

I’m back 🙂  I wasn’t feeling well for a few days there, but I promised I would post today and here I am!

The key to this salad being exceptionally tasty is having fresh baby spinach, fresh strawberries and fresh basil.  Fresh, fresh, fresh!  Like summer in your mouth 🙂

I gingerly passed this bowl of goodness to my boyfriend for a taste and waited patiently for his reaction to the first bite….”MMMM! So good!”  So it’s officially a winner..hahaha


Fresh Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette:

1 c fresh strawberries

1/8 c red onion, diced finely

1/4 c avocado oil

2-3 tbsp fresh basil

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 tbsp chia seeds

Drop of stevia

Blend up all ingredients until smooth in texture (or leave a few strawberry chunks, depending how you like it).

IMG_6560I used the Magic Bullet for this and it worked perfectly.  (I usually use it to make pestos or dressings, it is the perfect size for it and you can store leftover with a lid)

For the Spinach Salad:

Fresh Baby Spinach

Manchego cheese (hard goat cheese), finely grated

Chopped pecans

Avocado, chopped

Tomato, chopped

Fresh strawberries (just a few for topping)

First, toss and coat your spinach well with the grated manchego and dressing.


Divide into bowls and add other toppings as desired.  (We also had our salad with some lean grilled chicken breast)

Garnish with sliced fresh strawberry and a basil leaf or two.




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2 thoughts on “Spinach Salad with Fresh Strawberry Basil Dressing

  1. I’m not sure how much pain and inflammation you are in, but my PCP, LLMD and Integrative MD have all told me to avoid the “nightshade” family, which includes tomatoes, and peppers (and white potatoes and eggplant..). Since I’ve seen these ingredients in a few of your recipes, I thought I’d share.


    • Hi there!Thank you for sharing that information and stopping by my blog 🙂
      I have heard that before about avoiding the nightshade family for arthritis actually!
      I do try to limit my intake just love them so much! haha Thanks again!


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