Meet Mark

Let me introduce myself. My name is Mark Sisson. I’m 63 years young. I live and work in Malibu, California. In a past life I was a professional marathoner and triathlete. Now my life goal is to help 100 million people get healthy. I started this blog in 2006 to empower people to take full responsibility for their own health and enjoyment of life by investigating, discussing, and critically rethinking everything we’ve assumed to be true about health and wellness...

Tell Me More
Stay Connected
September 15 2018

Strawberry Spinach and Basil Salad

By Editorial Team

We couldn’t think of a better salad to close out the summer season with than this.

Simple, fresh, and sweet, it’s a perfect accompaniment to an omelet breakfast or a grilled chicken dinner, but it’s also a satisfying light meal in its own right. With just 6 ingredients (including the dressing) and 10 minutes of prep time, you have a delicious salad (and nutrient powerhouse) on the table.

Servings: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 1 pound (10 ounces) fresh spinach, rinsed & dried
  • 1 quart strawberries, cleaned, hulled, and sliced
  • ¼ cup blanched, slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons torn fresh basil leaves
  • Optional: 4 ounces crumbled feta or blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup Primal Kitchen® Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing


Wash, hull, and halve the strawberries.

Roll the basil leaves together and cut into think strips. Than roll again and cut the other way.

In a large bowl, combine the spinach, strawberries, almonds, and basil. Pour dressing over salad, and toss. Refrigerate 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Nutritional Profile (for full salad):

  • Calories: 886
  • Carb: 82 grams
  • Fat: 81 grams 
  • Protein: 41 grams

If you'd like to add an avatar to all of your comments click here!

8 thoughts on “Strawberry Spinach and Basil Salad”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. A third of a cup is a LOT of salad dressing. If you don’t like your salad quite so sloppy-goopy just spritz it on lightly according to preference. Two or three tablespoons might be enough when the salad is well mixed. Otherwise this is a great idea and looks really delicious.

    Tip: If the dressing doesn’t have a squirt spout, put your clean index and middle finger over the mouth of the bottle to regulate how much comes out.

    1. 5.333333 TBS. of salad dressing on a salad for four people comes out to 1 and a third tablespoon per serving. That doesn’t sound too excessive to me.

  2. For a company that published a French cookbook, where’s the word “chiffonade”?

  3. calories don’t look correct. carbs & protein = 4 cal/gram, fat = 9 cal/gram. (82*4)+(41*4)+(81*9)=1221 total cal for entire serving. Other than that, recipe looks delicious.

  4. Delicious! This is good recipe with Strawberry Salad. I love these so I can’t stand to try it now!

  5. I love strawberries in a salad. They add so much flavour, without adding a lot of extra calories.