Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Avocado, Blue Cheese and a Poppyseed Dressing

It’s summer, which means BBQ season so it’s vital to have a winning salad recipe in your repertoire. This Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Avocado, Blue Cheese and a Poppyseed Dressing is one of my summer-go-to salads to bring to a party or to serve as a simple but tasty side salad with some meat. You can throw it together in minutes and the mix of the sweet strawberries with the blue cheese and the refreshing dressing is a match made in heaven. Quick tip; if you’re taking this to a BBQ or party – just keep the dressing in a cup or container and pour it over the salad just before serving so the spinach doesn’t go all soggy!

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Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Avocado, Blue Cheese and a Poppyseed Dressing

SALAD INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 cups fresh baby spinach
  • punnet of fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1-2 avocados, diced into chunks
  • pack of crumbled gorgonzola or any other blue cheese
  • half a red onion, thinly sliced
  • poppy seed dressing (recipe below)

POPPYSEED DRESSING INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tbps apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbps honey
  • 1 tbs poppy seeds
  • pinch of ground dry mustard (optional)
  • salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS:

It can’t really get much easier than this; toss all ingredients together in a bowl. Make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together until combined and pour the dressing over the salad. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Original recipe by Gimme Some Oven

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