Strawberry Spinach and Basil Salad

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

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