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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Roasted Pepitas

Perfect side salad for an alfresco dinner party or summer weekday meal. Make sure to choose fresh strawberries and baby spinach leaves for the best flavor.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people


  • 3 cups washed spinach leaves
  • 1 pint strawberries
  • 1/3 cup roasted and salted papitas
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp spicy mustard
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 or 2 tsp shallot, diced


  1. Wash spinach and strawberries and set aside.

  2. To your favorite wooden salad bowl, add the spinach.

  3. Slice strawberries into small pieces. I usually cut each berry into 4 peices.

  4. Prepare your salad dressing: combine olive oil, vinegar, salt, honey, mustard, and shallot to combine.

  5. Pour salad dressing over the spinach and toss to coat. Add more or less dressing as desired.

  6. Top salad with strawberries and pepitas.