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(Ultra Fresh!) Strawberry Spinach Salad ๐Ÿ“ gluten free, keto & paleo

This paleo and keto strawberry spinach salad is incredibly fresh, nutritious,ย simple and scrumptious! Whip it up in under 15 minutes for a stellar low carb side dish.

Closeup keto strawberry salad with spinach, basil, pecans and feta
Paleo & Keto Strawberry Spinach Salad

Paleo & Keto Strawberry Spinachย Salad

i.e. Summer In A Bowl

This keto strawberry spinach salad is definitely one of my favorite spring and summer dishes. It’s one of those salads you whip up without great expectations, a complementary-dish sorta thing. Then you taste it. And boooom!!!ย ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŒŸ

Ideal for summer barbecues, picnics and fresh lunches (or dinners!). Just always be sure to add the dressing right before serving, keeping the spinach nice and crisp.

Trust me, this is one salad that will keep you coming back for more.

Keto strawberry salad in a wooden salad bowl
Paleo & Keto Strawberry Spinach Salad

The Add-Ins

The nice and nifty thing about this keto salad is that it is easily customizable. And without losing any greatness, that is!

The base are strawberries andย spinach.

The remaining bits and bobs can be customized to the heart’s desires. You can add basil leaves for extra freshness, cheese (think goat’s or feta) for added creaminess, toasted pecans or walnuts for some crunch… You’ve got options!

As per salads in general, try to keep your ingredients top-notch. They really are the make-it or break-it elements of raw dishes.

Oh and for dressings in general, I’ve really enjoyed using Lakanto ‘maple’ syrupย in place of honey (or maple syrup). It works nicely with olive oil and vinegar to add a touch of sweetness to certain salads.

Eating strawberry spinach salad with a fork in a wooden bowl
Paleo & Keto Strawberry Spinach Salad
Closeup keto strawberry salad with spinach, basil, pecans and feta

Paleo & Keto Strawberry Spinach Salad

Course: Entree, Salad
Cuisine: Dairy Free, Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, Whole30
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 267 kcal

This paleo and keto strawberry spinach salad is incredibly fresh, nutritious, simple and scrumptious! Whip it up in under 15 minutes for a stellar low carb side dish.

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Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 60 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoons Lakanto syrup or maple syrup if paleo*
  • 1 tablespoon shallot or onion, very finely minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper to taste

For the salad

  • 200 g baby spinach
  • 200 g strawberries sliced
  • 3 tablespoons basil leaves ribonned
  • 60 g pecans or walnuts lightly toasted and roughly chopped
  • 40 g feta or goat cheese optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl. Set aside. 

  2. Toss together in a salad or mixing bowl the baby spinach, strawberries, pecans and goat cheese (optional). Top with the dressing right before serving. 

Recipe Notes

Please note that you can lower carbs significantly by reducing the amount of strawberries (they can go a long way after all). Though I must say that I like the added nutritional benefits of said berries, so I don't mind digging in (within reason!).ย 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo & Keto Strawberry Spinach Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 267 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 417mg12%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 4770IU95%
Vitamin C 43.7mg53%
Calcium 71mg7%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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16 comments

  1. Lisa says:

    Made a slight variation of this salad yesterday for Mother’s Day dinner for my family. I was rushing and just made it from memory. Since I had chopped, toasted hazelnuts I used those. Even though I forgot the basil and Lakanto syrup it was still a huge hit.

    Now I’m going have to get the ingredients again this week and actually follow the directions ๐Ÿ˜

    • Paola van der Hulst says:

      Lol! I’m fairly certain that you’ve got great intuition Lisa and it came out wonderful still, what an honor to have it at your mothers day dinner!! big kiss!

  2. Jen says:

    Paola, I love your recipes! I went keto a few weeks ago and your blog is my go-to spot for inspiration when I get bored with my food. Thank you!!! I’ve made similar salads before and, you’re right, this is a delicious combination! It’s (finally) hot here today and perfect weather for this salad. I think I figured out what to have for dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Paola says:

      Jen that’s so awesome to hear! It’s my absolute pleasure ๐Ÿ™‚ And lucky you to be getting warm temperatures!! The weather turned on us this week here in Mexico City and it’s been raining and cold… boohoo! Hope you enjoy this one too! xo!

  3. dianamp says:

    So I’m not one to leave comments, but I had to for this one. You were totally right that this is such an amazing this!!

    I made it on a whim as a side for dinner last night and it ended up being the star (wish I would have known, I would have doubled it!).

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