Salad does not need to be plain and boring with this Strawberry Spinach Salad! Fresh strawberries, toasted pecans, crumbly feta, and balsamic vinaigrette add so much flavour to this salad!
Currently obsessed with this salad. It has made its way onto our dinner table three times in the last week and I am not mad about it.
I used to hate salads. I found them plain and boring. There was never anything really exciting about them and I only really ate them because I knew they were healthy. Typically, our salads growing up included toppings like cucumbers and tomatoes without much deviation.
As I grew up and started experimenting in the kitchen, I started adding loads of different toppings to my salads and have since learned to love them! There are so many things to add. Nuts, seeds, cheeses, and loads of veggies and fruit to choose from!
While we love to switch things up around here, this Strawberry Spinach Salad is one of those salads that I always fall back on. I really don’t get tired of this salad and find it far from boring. There is enough going on in one bowl to keep my taste buds pleased. The fact that it is also healthy is just a bonus!
The fresh, but lets face it, boring spinach base definetely needs a bit of help and it gets it from all these beautiful toppings! Fresh, sweet strawberries add a nice sweetness, pecans give this salad a great crunch, and the salty feta which somehow makes its way onto many of our dishes (the Greek genes run strong here) is definetely a nice addition here!
While you could easily swap in your favourite dressing, we love to add balsamic vinaigrette to our salad. It has the perfect acidity and just a touch of sweetness. Its so simple to make, why bother with a bottled dressing when you can make this in just minutes and it is so. much. better!?
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Strawberry Spinach Salad
For the Salad
- 4 cups baby spinach washed and drained
- 1 cup strawberries sliced
- 1/4 cup feta crumbled
- 1/4 cup pecans
For the Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- To make the vinaigrette, place all of the ingredients in a jar with a secure lid. Shake until everything is well combined. Taste and adjust to suit your taste.
- Place spinach and strawberries in a salad bowl. Toss with enough vinaigrette to coat everything. Top the salad with feta and pecans. Serve.