Strawberry Spinach Salad is an easy to make spinach salad with juicy strawberries, sliced avocado, almonds, red onion and coconut bacon, and topped with a delicious creamy poppy seed dressing!
In individual serving bowls, add the spinach and arrange the strawberries, avocado, red onion, almonds and coconut bacon. Drizzle the top with poppy seed dressing. Top with fresh cracked pepper and sprinkle of salt.
*In place of slivered almonds, use walnuts or pecans (raw or toasted). Even toasted sunflower seeds would be great.
**For variation, try dressing the salad with this healthy Flax & Evo Balsamic Vinaigrette.
To reduce the intensity of raw red onion, try ‘deflaming’ them by soaking the slices in cool or warm water for 10 minutes before using.
I like to ‘arrange’ my salads instead of tossing the ingredients together, but f you prefer each bite to be more random than tossing is for you, making the yummy ingredients hidden throughout.
Making for a crowd? When feeding a crowd you’ll most likely want to toss the salad before setting it on the table. If so, cut the onion into 1 1/2 inch thin slices and dice the avocado into 1/2 – 3/4 inch pieces. You may consider having a bowl of the coconut bacon on the side so your guests can optionally top their salad if they like.