It won’t be long before spinach and strawberries will be ready to pick.  This is my favorite spring salad to make using both.  Cinnamon vinaigrette may sound a little odd, but it will make this salad your new favorite, too!

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Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Salads
Servings 6 servings


For the Salad

  • 10 oz. baby spinach or mixed spring greens
  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, stemmed and quartered
  • 1 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

Cinnamon Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup raspberry, white wine, or rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco


  • Combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients in a jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously. Chill at least 2 hours. Shake well before serving.
  • Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with some of the cinnamon vinaigrette and toss to lightly coat the greens. Serve remaining vinaigrette with the salad.


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