Baby Spinach Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

This sweet and tangy salad will turn any spinach-doubter into a believer.



  • 6 cups loosely packed spinach
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ cup cucumber, chopped
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • ¼ cup green onions, very thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup pecans, toasted and chopped


  • ¼ cup walnut oil, or salad oil of your choice
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ⅓ cup red onion, very finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Combine vinegar, red onion, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper in a small bowl or jar. Mix well with a whisk or shake the jar vigorously. Wisk in the oil or add it to the jar and shake vigorously once more.

Add spinach to a large salad bowl.

Top with cucumber, strawberries, green onion, pumpkin seeds, and pecans. Pour over salad dressing and toss to coat.

Serves 4

Adapted from Clean Eating, Terry Walters

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