Sunday, July 31, 2022

Strawberry Spinach Salad

This is a vibrant and delicious salad made with fresh and juicy strawberries, candied pecans, feta, onions, and luscious spinach that is tossed with balsamic vinaigrette. It is easy to make, simple, and is a crowd pleaser.

I received samples from Millican Pecan Co in the process of recipe development. The views expressed are my own alone.  I have used Milican Pecans and these are the best pecans. I am not just saying this. You should taste Millican Pecans and you'll agree that they are the best! I love the flavor of these more than any other brand. Click here to buy Milican Pecans with a small discount.

This spinach and strawberry salad is a very healthy meal option. This can be had for a meal or as a side or starter. The sweet strawberry, with crunchy pecan, creamy feta, and earthy balsamic vinaigrette - this a bursting flavor combination! The vibrant colors, flavors, and textures in this salad will be inviting everyone. Plus, the fresh spinach and strawberries are rich in antioxidants, vitamins, and iron, boosting our health. Nuts are rich in proteins and omega fatty acids. The feta while adding to the creaminess and sharp flavors, adds to the proteins too! Overall, this salad is a winner!

The vinaigrette or the salad dressing makes the salad lip-smacking delicious. I love the flavor of balsamic vinegar. The depth of flavor and earthiness makes this my favorite. It pairs well with different salads. With Orange balsamic vinaigrette, this Orange and Greens salad is one of my go to options. The orange juice adds to the perfect flavors for the dressing. Also, this caprese salad and caprese cups! This salad with simple and tasty balsamic vinaigrette is the best flavor combo!  Poppyseed Dressing can also be used in this salad. When I make this Strawberry salad, I use the same vinaigrette the next day in this spinach and strawberry salad. Well, I love strawberries and salads. It is perfect!

The following are needed to make this delicious salad

Spinach - I prefer fresh baby spinach than any other greens
Fresh strawberries - fresh and juicy strawberries highlights the flavors
Nuts - Millican Pecans are used here. Walnuts can also be used
Feta - Feta cheese provides the flavor balance
Red onion - A little red onions enhances the flavor.
Balsamic vinaigrette - We love this salad with the flavorful balsamic vinaigrette. This is top notch flavor.

This recipe serves as a complete meal for two. It can be served as a side for 4 or 6. This delicious summer salad is a great choice for family as well as gatherings as assembling this flavorful and delicious salad is easier. To make ahead for a big crowd, I would suggest making the vinaigrette, candied pecans, and slice the onions ahead and store. When making the salad, slice the strawberries and add everything to the bowl. Drizzle the dressing as needed.

This simple, healthy, vibrant, elegant, and delicious salad is one of our favorites. Vibrant salads are always a feast to the eyes as well as your palette just like this Rainbow Salad with Tandoori Dressing and Pasta Salad with Peanut Sauce. Salads are the best healthy option adding to the best nutrients and these salads are a must for salad lovers!

Salads are the best meal option during summer. They are easy to make rather than standing near the stove cooking or turning the oven. It is always a great idea to add more salad recipes to your menu plan and Christie is hosting an event "Summer Salads" in #ourfamilytable group. We share Recipes From Our Dinner Table! Join our group and share your recipes, too! While you're at it, join our Pinterest board, too! This season, you can spot berries everywhere and this strawberry spinach salad is one of our family favorites to enjoy during this season. This salad is apt to share for the theme. Check the salad recipes we shared today at the end of this post.

Salads should form an important part for the meal. Sometimes, it can be a meal by itself. This helps in assimilating the vitamins and micronutrients effectively. Here are some delicious salad recipes for you to check out from this blog.

Serves 2-4

Spinach - 3 cups
Strawberries - 1 lb, quartered
Candied pecans - 1/2 cup
Feta - 1/3 cup 
Red onions - 2 tbsp, sliced
Orange balsamic vinaigrette - 1/2 recipe (here)


Make the vinaigrette following the recipe (recipe here) and set aside.

To a big bowl or platter, add the spinach and layer it with strawberries followed by candied pecans and feta.

Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette and serve immediately

Summer Salads


  1. Pecans sound perfect in here for some added crunch!

  2. Such a simple but lovely summer salad!

  3. I adore the pecans in there!! Perfect for summer.

  4. This is a favorite salad! I even make it with butter lettuce sometimes.

  5. I cannot wait to make this especially that dressing!

  6. I love the orange in the dressing and the candied pecans sound delicious!