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    This strawberry spinach salad is tossed with honey balsamic vinaigrette, and it’s so delicious and easy to make. It makes for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe that is perfect for get-togethers and parties.

    strawberry spinach salad recipe

    This lovely and fresh strawberry spinach salad recipe is a perfect side for any spring or summer party menu! And when you know you are fueling your body with healthy nutrients and it tastes this delicious? Well, I don’t know if it gets any better than that! I hope you and your loved ones enjoy this spinach and strawberry salad!

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    Strawberry Spinach Salad Ingredients

    For the salad

    • Spinach – Choose organic baby spinach, and make sure the spinach is not wilted and the leaves are not damaged when you buy it.
    • Strawberries – The star of this strawberry spinach salad is definitely the strawberries. I prefer to use organic. The most delicious strawberries I have ever had are from a local farm where you can pick your own.
    • Red onion – you can use raw red onions, or you can skip them if you don’t like onions. In my opinion, they add a tangy flavor which complements the remaining ingredients.
    • Pecans – you can use raw, toasted or candied pecans. Either way, they add a crunchy texture to this easy salad. You can also substitute them for slivered almonds, or walnuts, and with sunflower seeds for a nut-free option.
    • Feta cheese – you can use either feta cheese or crumbled goat cheese. Both add a delicious creamy texture to the salad. Skip the cheese for a dairy-free version. It will taste just as good!

    Balsamic Glaze

    This simple balsamic glaze is the perfect dressing for this easy strawberry and spinach salad.

    • Balsamic vinegar
    • Honey
    • Salt and pepper
    strawberry spinach salad ingredients

    How To Make Strawberry Spinach Salad

    • Cook balsamic vinegar and honey in a small pot over medium-high heat. Boil for about 5 minutes until it thickens. Add salt and pepper.
    • Combine the spinach, strawberries, pecans, and red onion slices in a large salad bowl or on a platter. Sprinkle feta cheese, and drizzle the balsamic glaze over salad. Toss spinach strawberry salad lightly and serve immediately.

    Strawberry Spinach Salad Dressing

    This dressing works so well with the salad ingredients. The balsamic cuts through the creamy feta and the sweetness of the strawberries and the honey adds a wonderful natural sweetness to compliment.

    strawberry spinach salad dressing

    Why eat leafy greens?

    Now that summer is in full swing, I am trying to eat as many salads as I can. Some of my favorite green salads are Salmon Quinoa and Kale Salad, Chef Salad, Cobb Salad, and Greek Quinoa Salad with Chicken. Leafy greens are great for disease prevention because they are packed with nutrients and vitamins, they are also great for weight control and youthful skin. The most popular leafy greens are spinach, kale, swiss chard, collard greens, turnip greens, bok choy, beet greens, parsley, arugula, romaine lettuce, green and red leaf lettuce, dandelion greens.

    It’s easy to incorporate to eat more leafy greens in your diet – whether a salad for lunch/dinner with some protein, a green smoothie for breakfast, or you can also add greens as a side dish or in soups.

    strawberry spinach salad recipe on a black plate with a fork

    Make Ahead and Storage Tips

    Make It Ahead: You can make the strawberry spinach salad and the dressing ahead of time, but store the balsamic vinaigrette in a separate container than the rest of the ingredients. It’s best not to add the dressing until you are ready to serve, or the spinach can wilt.

    Store It: You can prep the salad and keep it covered in the fridge for around 3 days, and the salad dressing will keep well in the fridge for up to a week.

    spinach and strawberry salad in a black plate

    What do you serve with the Strawberry Spinach Salad?

    You can serve this strawberry spinach salad with pecans alongside grilled or baked meats in the summer, for example with chicken or salmon.

    strawberry spinach salad with balsamic dressing and pecans on a plate

    Recipe Notes and Tips

    • Wash the spinach leaves under cold running water and then pat them gently with a paper towel.
    • Use the ripest strawberries for the sweetest flavor.
    • Try swapping the feta for gorgonzola if you like blue cheese. It works so well with the other ingredients! Crumbly goat cheese is also an alternative substitute for this spinach salad.
    • If you don’t have pecans, you can use walnuts, slivered almonds, or even sunflower seeds for a nut-free alternative.
    • Serve salad immediately because the dressing can make the spinach wilt.

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    Strawberry Spinach Salad

    This strawberry spinach salad is tossed with honey balsamic vinaigrette, and it's so delicious and easy to make. It makes for a beautiful and delicious spring and summer salad recipe that is perfect for get-togethers and parties.
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 5 minutes
    Total Time 20 minutes
    Servings 4 servings
    Calories 278kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    For the salad

    • 2 cups spinach, packed
    • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
    • 1/4 large red onion, sliced
    • 1 cup pecans, halved
    • feta cheese, or gorgonzola cheese

    For the balsamic glaze

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Cook balsamic vinegar and honey in a small pot over medium-high heat. Boil for about 5 minutes until it thickens. Add salt and pepper.
    • Combine the spinach, strawberries, pecans, and red onion slices in a large salad bowl or on a platter. Sprinkle feta cheese, and drizzle the balsamic glaze over salad. Toss lightly and serve immediately.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Wash the spinach leaves under cold running water and then use a salad spinner to remove any excess moisture. You can also pat it gently with a paper towel.
    • Use the ripest strawberries for the sweetest flavor.
    • Try swapping the feta for gorgonzola if you like blue cheese. It works so well with the other ingredients! Crumbly goat cheese is also an alternative substitute.
    • If you don’t have pecans, you can use walnuts, slivered almonds, or even sunflower seeds for a nut-free alternative.
    • Serve salad immediately because the dressing can make the spinach wilt.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 222mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 1442IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg
    Course Salad
    Cuisine American
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    August 3, 2020

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    Comments

    Jess

    5 stars
    Amazing salad! I really like the feta/strawberry/and balsamic together. Sweet and savory. Will make again!

    Traci

    5 stars
    You had me at strawberry! The fact that this is made with spinach and that balsamic glaze has won me over 🤩 Thanks for sharing!

    Lisa Huff

    5 stars
    Love strawberries and spinach together. Such a great combo!

    Capri Lilly

    5 stars
    Strawberry Spinach salad is my favorite! Thank you for the great recipe

    Emily

    5 stars
    I love the flavor combo here with spinach, red onions, strawberries and feta! Such a delicious salad that I will be making again and again!

    Andrea

    5 stars
    Such a flavorful, light and healthy salad.

    Annemarie

    5 stars
    What a great way to get more greens in my life! And more fruit! This salad is great as written but really hits my taste buds with the blue cheese variation. Yum!

    Shanna | Modernmealmakeover

    5 stars
    I just had this for dinner last night and it had the perfect amount of flavor. I love everything you added to this refreshing salad.

    Priya Lakshminarayan

    5 stars
    wow love the idea of mixing spinach with strawberries..nice recipe

    Christian Guzman

    5 stars
    I love spinach strawberry salad! I look forward to trying your balsamic glaze with it when I make it next week. Thank you!

    Christina @ Bake with Christina

    5 stars
    That salad looks so refreshing and delicious! I love strawberries in my salad!! 🙂

      Delicious Meets Healthy

      Thanks Christina! 🙂

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