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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing

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This Strawberry Spinach Salad is the perfect summer salad to kick off the strawberry season with. Drizzle on this homemade balsamic dressing for the most amazing salad you will make this time of year.

The moment the weather changes and it starts getting warm, I CRAVE salad. I love making all kinds like this easy Caprese salad or this simple Kale salad as well. This easy strawberry spinach salad with easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette is always a huge hit with anyone I share it with.

No perfect salad is complete though, without the right dressing, and this one screams for an easy balsamic dressing.

Of course, if balsamic is not your thing, my homemade tangy poppy seed dressing made with poppy seeds would be a close second for this tasty salad. The poppy seed dressing poured over juicy strawberries is the perfect combination in my opinion.

The Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe Components

For this salad, you will need the following fresh ingredients–

  • Fresh baby Spinach leaves or your favorite leafy greens if you are not a fan of spinach
  • Tangy Feta Cheese, blue cheese, or goat cheese
  • Candied Pecans or Walnuts (you could also use sunflower seeds)
  • Fresh sliced sweet strawberries — straight from my Harvest Crate order!

That is all that I put in this salad. Toss the salad ingredients together in a large bowl. Before tossing everything together, make sure to wash the lettuce off and dry it using a salad spinner.

If you are not a fan of spinach, you can sub that out for spring mix, butterhead lettuce, or even romaine. My favorite though is spinach.

The Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

The dressing comes together quickly. I usually just add all my ingredients to a jar and shake. Then I just pour it over the fresh salad. Honestly, this is the best part of this salad.

  • Dried basil
  • garlic
  • balsamic vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • honey
  • extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Store any leftover dressing in an airtight container. This is a great side dish or if you're like me, the perfect quick dinner for warmer months.

This is the most delicious salad I have ever tasted. Sometimes I add some of my favorite proteins like grilled chicken or steak to this salad and make it a complete meal for myself. Other times I have added extra fresh strawberries and other fresh berries I have on hand to create a Mixed Berry Salad. Another great addition is creamy avocado.

Check out my other favorite salads below!

Yield: 4 servings

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Strawberry Spinach Salad

Simple and perfect strawberry spinach salad topped with an amazing balsamic vinegar dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


For the Strawberry Spinach Salad

  • 3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 10 ounces fresh baby spinach
  • 1 quart strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/4 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic, minced
  • 1/3 cup of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2/3 cup of olive oil


  1. Toast the walnuts or pecans in a skillet over medium heat just until fragrant, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add all the dressing ingredients to a mason jar and shake well. Set it aside.
  3. Assemble the salad in a large bowl -- 1/2 the spinach, 1/2 the strawberries, nuts, and feta. Repeat the layers.
  4. Drizzle on the dressing. Make sure to not saturate the salad. Everyone can add more dressing if they need once the salad is on their plate.
  5. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 436Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 30gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 5gSugar: 12gProtein: 7g

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