I love this salad! Spinach, strawberries, kiwis and almonds covered with a delicious dressing make for one mouthwatering and healthy salad recipe. The salad dressing includes both poppy seeds and sesame seeds along with a raspberry vinegar, green onions and other seasonings that make it really excellent in taste and a perfect accompaniment to this delicious salad.
I have several spinach salad recipes–all with a little different spin to them or different ingredients in the salad dressings. I enjoy them all because I love spinach in salad. This Taste of Home recipe is one of our favorites and I hope it will become one of yours, too. The flavors and texture are marvelous, the recipe is low calorie, gluten free, and healthy. This is a great salad for company but it is one I make on a regular basis since I practically live on salads.
I initially posted this recipe in June 2012 the first month this food blog began. I didn’t know much about cameras or positioning food so it shows pleasantly back then. So I recently remade this recipe and took a few pictures to upgrade this recipe. If you’re looking for a great fruity salad recipe for company, potlucks, or just family meals, then give Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad a try sometime soon. It’s wonderful.
Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad is a beautiful and festive salad that’s wonderful for holiday meals and special occasions.
This is what it looks like with the homemade dressing poured over top.
Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad is so quick and easy to make up. Even the salad dressing only takes 5 minutes to make!
Here’s what I did.
These are the four ingredients needed for the salad portion of this recipe.
Place spinach leaves in a salad bowl. Wash, hull, and slice 1 lb. of strawberries. Layer on top of the spinach.
Slice about 5 or 6 kiwi fruit into 1/4″ pieces. It’s about 4 slices per kiwi. Sprinkle almonds over top.
Make up the salad dressing: these are the ingredients you will need. I substituted honey for the sugar and it turned out very well.
Toss salad dressing ingredients in a blender for about 5-10 seconds to emulsify.
Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad is a great salad to make up for company. It not only looks lovely but everyone loves it!
This is what the salad looked like with the dressing on top.
Here’s a plate of the salad before the dressing has been poured over top.
Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad is one your family is sure to love. I’ve taken it to potlucks before and everyone loves it.
Here’s the recipe.
KIWI-STRAWBERRY SPINACH SALAD
(Adapted from Taste of Home Recipe found in Church Supper Cookbook)
- 12 cups fresh baby spinach leaves, stems removed, if desired (this is about 2 bags)
- 1 lb. fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced
- 4 or 5 kiwifruit, peeled and sliced into ¼” slices
- ⅓ cup sliced almonds
- ¼ cup canola oil
- ¼ cup raspberry vinegar
- ½ cup sugar or honey
- ¼ tsp. paprika
- ¼ tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- 2 green onions, sliced thinly
- 2 heaping teaspoons sesame seeds
- 1 heaping teaspoon poppy seeds
- In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, kiwi, and almonds.
- Mix remaining ingredients in a blender for about 10 seconds until emulsified.
- Pour over salad just before serving, or drizzle over individual servings as desired.
I usually substitute honey for the sugar in the recipe.
We love spinach salads with fruit–especially strawberries!
Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad is such a delicious salad. I can eat bowls full of this amazing salad.
Every mouthful of Kiwi-Strawberry Spinach Salad is so mouthwatering, you and your family will want to eat this salad often!