Strawberry Salad Recipe: I am a contributor to Amanda’s Cookin’ and this recipe first appeared on there as Strawberry Salad.
This Strawberry Salad Recipe has fresh strawberries, baby spinach, arugula, chopped pecans, feta with a light lemon vinaigrette dressing. It is garnished with blueberries, sliced ripe avocado and optional chicken. Enjoy it in the Summer months or year round!
Strawberry Salad Recipe
Hi Everyone, looking for the perfect Summer salad which can also be served as a main course? This versatile Strawberry Salad has all the fresh flavors of strawberries, feta cheese crumbles, avocado, a light lemon vinaigrette dressing and topped with blueberries.
You can get a rotisserie chicken and just add the chopped meat or add grilled chicken from your Summer BBQ to the top and there you have a light entree which is perfect for hot weather. You can also enjoy this dish year round if you are looking for some lighter Winter fare, since you can usually find fresh strawberries and blueberries year round in your grocery store.
The roughly chopped pecans add a nice texture and crunch to the salad and you can substitute pecans with a different type of nut, if you prefer. Slivered almonds or walnuts would go great in this Strawberry salad.
I wanted to keep the dressing for this Strawberry Salad light so that the lovely ingredients in it can shine. If you prefer a different dressing or something more creamy, feel free to swap it out or add a little mayonnaise or Dijon mustard to the dressing recipe.
Baby kale would also go great with this Strawberry Salad instead of the baby spinach.
You can swap the feta cheese with the same amount blue cheese crumbles or another favorite soft cheese – even Brie or Camembert for a decadent touch!
I added the arugula because it gives a nice peppery bite to the salad and adds some nice fresh flavor. You could also add in a Spring mix to the baby spinach, if you prefer.
There are surprisingly few ingredients in this Strawberry Salad, since it could be simplified and some of the ingredients are optional. It looks like there are more, I think because it’s so colorful. It would make a pretty salad to bring to a BBQ or any gathering.
Ingredients for Strawberry Salad
- 1 pound (16 ounces/454 grams) fresh strawberries, washed, tops cut and quartered
- 5 ounces (142 grams) baby spinach, washed and dry
- 2 cups arugula, washed and dry
- 1/4 cup red onion, sliced and chopped
- 1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced, for topping
- 1/4 cup feta cheese, diced or crumbled, extra for topping
- 1 cup blueberries for topping (optional)
- 1/2 cup olive oil, extra virgin
- 2-3 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice (1/2 lemon)
- 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar, or more, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or more to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt, amount to taste
Kitchen Tools for Strawberry Salad
- mixing bowl
- measuring spoons and cups
- wet measure
- chef’s knife
- cutting board
- mason jar with lid (1 cup size) or small container for serving dressing
- large salad bowl for serving
- salad tongs for serving
I know you will love this Strawberry Salad recipe, let me know what occasion you make it for in the comments below!
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To Make Dressing
To Make Salad
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 445Total Fat: 40gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 186mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 8gSugar: 12gProtein: 5g
Did you make this recipe? Tag @lifeslittlesweets and hashtag it #lifeslittlesweets
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.