Strawberry Spinach Salad

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

Double your antioxidant buck with this light side salad.  Strawberries are a great source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory vitamins and minerals.  They are lower in potassium — a great CKD friendly addition to salads, desserts or just eaten by themselves as a snack!  

Spinach is rich in beta carotene and is a good source of many vitamins and minerals, including potassium.  If you have CKD, this recipe, when eaten in the suggested serving size is a perfect addition to your meal. If you’d like to reduce the amount of potassium in the suggested serving size, substitute 1 ½ cups of spinach in the recipe with 1 ½ cups of iceberg lettuce.  

Strawberry Spinach Salad


  • 3 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
  • ¼ cup red onion, sliced
  • 1 tbps. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. honey
  • 1/8th tsp. dry mustard 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 1 tbsp. poppy seeds


1. Wash and dry spinach.  

2. Tear into bite size pieces and put in a bowl. Top with sliced strawberries and onions.

4. In a small bowl, combine vinegar, lemon juice, honey, olive oil, black pepper and poppy seeds.   Whisk together until emulsified. Pour prepared dressing over spinach and strawberries and toss together.

Serve immediately.

Nutrition Info

(per 2/3 cup serving): 94kcal, 1 gm protein, 22mg sodium, 204mg, potassium, 20 mg phosphorus

Recipe used with permission from ARA

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