Light and Delicious

The perfect, light dish. You'll enjoy this delicious spinach salad that's packed with nutrient-dense ingredients.

Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Serves 6-8

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pre maple syrup or honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Fresh basil
  • 2 (5-ounce) containers baby spinach
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, sliced into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound strawberries, topped and sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1/2 cup feta or goat cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds


  1. Place all dressing ingredients in a small bowl or jar with a lid and whisk or shake until all dressing ingredients are emulsified together.
  2. Just before serving, place spinach leaves in a large bowl with the asparagus, red onion, and half of the strawberries then toss with dressing to taste. Sprinkle remaining strawberries over the top along with feta or goat cheese crumbles and slivered almonds.
Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD

About the Recipe Author

Lisa Markley, MS, RDN, LD, is an integrative dietitian culinary nutrition expert with nearly two decades of experience working towards improving the health of others. She is passionate about educating others how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.