This Spinach Strawberry Salad with Shrimp is topped with a lite poppyseed dressing and was a full family meal.
Spinach Strawberry Salad Recipe
It’s too bad the comic Popeye ate his spinach out of a can.
He totally missed out!! Have you eaten canned spinach? It’s not very appealing to look at, so I wouldn’t be surprised if you passed.
Canned spinach turns dark from the processing, and comes out mashed together.
It looks nothing like the vibrant green fresh leaves you get from a farmer’s market or grocery store.
Raw spinach has a mild, slightly sweet taste that is rich in vitamins and minerals. So refreshing in salads. I love me some spinach!!
My other favorite fresh spinach recipe is this spinach artichoke dip!
How To Clean The Shrimp
It’s important to prepare the shrimp in advance for this spinach strawberry salad recipe. Once cooked, the shrimp needs a few minutes to cool before adding it to the spinach.
Cooking shrimp is very quick and easy. The toughest part is to clean and devein the shrimp!
First, wash the shrimp in cold water in a colander.
Remove the heads if they are still intact. Then with your fingers remove the legs. Next, the shell can come off.
With a paring knife cut into the rounded side of the shrimp to remove the vein.
Do a final cold water rinse and pat dry with a paper towel.
Cook The Shrimp
Now the shrimp is ready to be seasoned and cooked.
After seasoning the shrimp place in an greased large skillet over medium heat.
Place the shrimp in a single layer. Be sure to not overcrowd the pan. Once the shrimp begins to turn pink, gently turn.
Shrimp will cook in just a couple of minutes so watch them closely.
Poppyseed Dressing For Spinach Strawberry Salad
The poppyseed dressing is delicious over greens. Extra fabulous when strawberries and shrimp are added.
This recipe was passed on to me from a co-worker who served this at a dinner party.
The dressing was modified slightly by reducing the oil and replacing it with plain water. In addition, for the creamy texture I added Greek yogurt.
I don’t like it when my lips look glossy and feel oily after eating a salad. You too? haha
You won’t miss the oil, but you be the judge!
“I’m strong to the finish, ’cause I eats me Spinach, I’m Popeye the sailor man! (toot, toot)” – Popeye
- 1 1/2 lbs. shrimp, cleaned and patted dried
- Old Bay Seasoning
- 1 teaspoon olive oil for Sautéing
- 6 oz. of baby spinach (about 6 cups)
- 1 pint strawberries, sliced
- 1 avocado, diced
- 4 ounces gorgonzola or feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted
- 1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons Greek yogurt, plain
- 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons honey
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 2 teaspoons onion, finely grated
- 1 Tablespoon poppyseed
Macronutrients include all dressing, which you may not use for four servings.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 716Total Fat: 42gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 391mgSodium: 2170mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 8gSugar: 21gProtein: 52g
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