Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Almonds and Miso Dressing



Yield 4 servings

A fresh and easy spinach salad with a twist. Fresh strawberries, crunchy almonds, bitter green onions and a delicious, almost drinkable miso dressing will make this one of your go-to weeknight salads.


For the dressing: 

For the salad:


For the dressing: 

  1. In a food processor, blender or Cuisinart Mini-Prep, finely mince the ginger and garlic. Add the miso, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice, honey, toasted sesame seed oil and hot chili oil. Add the olive oil and whirl until well blended. Taste and adjust seasonings. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use. Can be made up to a week in advance.

For the salad: 

  1. Put the spinach in a bowl and add sliced strawberries, green onions and almonds. Toss with 1/3 of the dressing. Taste and add more dressing as needed. Hopefully you will have enough extra dressing for one or two more salads during the week. 



  • Mango, blackberries or blueberries can be substituted for the strawberries. Or you can use a combination of different fruits.
  • Sliced chicken would also make a nice addition if you are trying to achieve a complete meal.

Courses Dinner

Cuisine New American

Recipe by Something New For Dinner at