Green salad with strawberries

This salad is everything that is good in this world. It is loaded with so many good things, I think you will just love it!

I started with a base of baby greens and spinach, added a avocado rosette, pecans, cucumbers, sliced strawberries and homegrown microgreens. Top it all with a balsamic poppyseed dressing, and you have a little touch of perfection. You guys, this Green Salad with Strawberries is everything!

green salad with strawberries in ceramic bowl. white pitcher in the background with balsamic dressing.

Avocado rosettes

These avocado rosettes are really extra, but if you want to pretty up your salad, this is a great way. You will want to start with an avocado that is just barely ripe, it needs to be a little firm still. Cut it in half.

woman cutting avocado in half. . Twisting to remove pit.

Peel off the outer peel. This is where is it best to have an avoacado that is still firm. Otherwise you just mush the avocado trying to peel it.

woman peeling the skin off avocado.

Now, slice that avocado thinly lengthwise.

woman slicing an avocado thinly for an avocado rosette

Fan the thin slices out.

woman fanning out avocado slices to form a avocado rosette on plastic cutting board.

Curl the slices in on themselves, forming the rosettes.

woman forming avocado rosette on plastic cutting board

Homegrown microgreens

Sara from A Food Lover’s life and her husband Chris have the best tutorial on growing microgreens, they are the ones who inspired me to grow mine. This was my first time doing it, and let me tell you, it is so simple! If you haven’t grown them before, give them a try. I am cutting the microgreens for this salad a little early, but they were still really good. I grew radish and they had such a nice peppery flavor.

woman trimming microgreens from growing flat.

Assembly of the salad

Assemble your salad as you like.

green salad with strawberries, microgreens, cucumbers, pecans

Poppyseed balsamic dressing

Sorry, I didn’t grab any photos of me putting together the dressing. I will include the recipe below, but just know, you add ingredients all at once and mix. Super simple.

pouring a balsamic poppyseed dressing over a green salad with strawberries, pecans, cucumbers and microgreens

You really could use any vinaigerette you want, this one just felt right today!

pouring a balsamic poppyseed dressing over a green salad with strawberries, pecans, cucumbers and microgreens

Looking for other salad ideas?

If you are looking for other salad ideas, I have got you. I love loaded salads and have made them in just about every form and type you can imagine!

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Poppyseed Balsamic Dressing

This dressing is light and perfect for any salad, but especially this green salad with strawberries.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword balsamic dressing, balsamic vinaigrette, healthy salad dressings, homemade vinaigrette, poppyseed balsamic dressing, poppyseed dressing, salad dressing ideas, salad dressings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Author Amy- A Red Spatula


  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar I used a dark vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons poppyseeds
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard


  • Add all ingredients to small bowl. Whisk well to combine.
    You can serve right away or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Make sure if you have stored it for a period of time to mix well.
    Now, sit back and enjoy. You deserve it!

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