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Strawberry Spinach Salad

My favorite kinds of salads are the ones that use simple fresh ingredients.

In this recipe, fresh spinach is combined with strawberries, red onion, and crunchy croutons. It’s tossed with a homemade honey dijon dressing and sprinkled with feta cheese.

This light and refreshing strawberry spinach salad with no nuts can be served as a side dish for picnic, barbecue or brunch. Add cooked chicken for an easy mason jar salad meal prep idea!

Close up of large bowl of strawberry spinach salad with feta and croutons.

Light and Fresh Salad

I’m a big fan of homemade salads because they’re so simple and easy to make! This one definitely tops the list!

  • This spinach salad is assembled quickly without a lot of dishes or mess.
  • With just 5 ingredients for the salad base (plus a few more for the dressing), you really can’t go wrong here.
  • You can prep all the salad dressing ingredients in a mason jar – just dump them in, shake it up and drizzle over the salad.
  • This salad contains no nuts and uses croutons for a little crunch.
  • Fresh strawberries add the perfect sweetness, while red onion and feta add the savory zing.
Ingredients to make recipe including bowl of spinach, bowl of sliced strawberries, breadcrumbs, feta, and smaller bowls of dressing ingredients.

Recipe Ingredients

SALAD: Spinach, fresh strawberries, and red onion are mixed with crumbled feta and croutons for the base of the salad.

DRESSING: The salad dressing is light and sweet, made with honey, lemon, vinegar, olive oil and dijon mustard.

Optional Additions/Variations

  • Substitute the breadcrumbs with 1 cup of chopped walnuts for a different crunch. Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds would also work.
  • Use blackberries, blueberries or raspberries along with the strawberries for even more sweetness.
  • Substitute honey for maple syrup. You can also use apple cider vinegar in replacement for food-grade vinegar.
  • Add chopped celery, carrots, sprouts, and sliced radishes.
  • Use mixed greens or arugula spinach blend for the salad base.
  • Replace feta with freshly grated parmesan.
Looking down at large white bowl with strawberries, spinach, red onion, feta, and croutons.

How To Make Strawberry Spinach Salad

This recipe is so simple and FAST!

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients and mix together. Set aside.
  2. Wash and prep the vegetables.
  3. Assemble the salad according to the full recipe instructions below.
  4. Drizzle dressing over top, toss everything together and serve!

For maximum freshness wait to add the dressing until just before you plan to serve. The dressing can be prepped and stored in a mason jar in advance, and the salad can be prepped without dressing and stored covered in the fridge. This salad tastes best when served fresh.

Close up detail of nut-free strawberry spinach salad in a white bowl.

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Strawberry Spinach Salad

In this recipe, fresh spinach is combined with strawberries, red onion, and crunchy croutons. It's tossed with a homemade honey dijon dressing and sprinkled with feta cheese.
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Prep Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pint strawberries - 2 cups sliced
  • 5 cups spinach
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • ¾ cup crumbled feta
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs

Salad Dressing:

Instructions

  • Combine dressing ingredients in a bowl: olive oil, honey, lemon juice, vinegar, and dijon mustard.
    White bowl with salad dressing and spatula.
  • Add spinach, strawberries, red onion, feta and croutons to a serving bowl. Drizzle the salad dressing on top and toss everything together.
    Two images of white bowl: first with strawberries, spinach, feta and croutons. Second with all ingredients tossed together and salad utensils beside.
  • Serve and enjoy!
    Strawberry spinach salad in a white bowl with wood spoons beside.

Recipe Notes:

For maximum freshness wait to add the dressing until just before you plan to serve. The dressing can be prepped and stored in a mason jar in advance, and the salad can be prepped without dressing and stored covered in the fridge. This salad tastes best when served fresh.
Optional Additions/Variations
  • Substitute the breadcrumbs with 1 cup of chopped walnuts for a different crunch. Sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds would also work.
  • Use blackberries, blueberries or raspberries along with the strawberries for even more sweetness.
  • Substitute honey for maple syrup. You can also use apple cider vinegar in replacement for food-grade vinegar.
  • Add chopped celery, carrots, sprouts, and sliced radishes.
  • Use mixed greens or arugula spinach blend for the salad base.
  • Replace feta with freshly grated parmesan.
Nutrition
Calories: 228kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 386mg | Potassium: 357mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2435IU | Vitamin C: 57mg | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 2mg

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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