Strawberry Spinach Surprise (Sweet & Savory Delight)

This strawberry spinach salad is perfect for getting kids to eat spinach! Someone brought it to a potluck, and I just had to get the recipe. It’s got fresh strawberries, salty feta cheese, candied pecans, and an easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette.

The mix of textures and flavors is just amazing! It’s like something you’d order at a fancy cafe, but you can make it at home without spending too much. I could eat this salad all year round—it’s that good!

This salad is my favorite because it’s so easy to make! You can even change it up by adding some cooked chicken for extra protein. It’s great for lunch, parties, or as a side dish with any meal. The colors are bright, the taste is fresh and delightful, and it’s definitely worth the time to make it.

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

The strawberry spinach salad is a perfect blend of fresh spinach, juicy strawberries, crunchy onions, and creamy feta cheese, all tossed in a creamy poppyseed dressing! It's a burst of flavor, texture, and deliciousness in every bite! This salad combo is a winner every time, with its explosion of flavor, texture, and delicious ingredients. It's perfect for lunch, gatherings, or as a side dish with any meal. The vibrant colors, delightful taste, and minimal effort make it totally worth it.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 285 kcal


  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 6 cups Fresh Spinach leaves
  • 2 cups Fresh Strawberries sliced
  • 1/4 cup Red Onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/4 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Freshly ground black pepper


  • Wash and dry 6 cups of spinach.
  • Slice 2 cups of strawberries and thinly slice 1/4 cup of red onion.
  • Mix balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, and black pepper in a bowl for the dressing.
  • Put spinach, strawberries, red onion, Feta cheese, and walnuts in a big bowl.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and mix gently.
  • Serve and enjoy your strawberry spinach salad!


  • Add cooked crumbled bacon or switch pecans for almonds, walnuts, or pistachios.
  • Dress the salad just before serving for the best taste.
  • Keep any leftover salad without dressing in the fridge. Add dressing only when serving.
  • Prep ahead by slicing strawberries and onions earlier for easier salad making.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition Value
Calories 285 kcal
Protein 6g
Fiber 7g
Vitamin A3673IU
Vitamin C58mg

What Other Things Can I Put in My Salad?

What Other Things Can I Put in My Salad?

Feel free to change up the ingredients or add your own twist to the recipe! You could try adding things like Bocconcini Cheese, Mixed Greens, Nuts such as Walnuts or Pecans, Chicken Breast, your favorite veggies, or even some Sunflower or Pumpkin Seeds. And don’t forget about Feta or Goat Cheese for extra flavor!

What Else Can I Use Instead of Feta Cheese?

If you’re not a fan of feta cheese, there are plenty of other options to try! You could go for shaved Parmesan cheese, tangy blue cheese, or creamy goat cheese instead. Each brings its own unique flavor to the table, so you can pick the one that suits your taste best!

Can I Prepare this Salad in Advance?

Of course! It’s a good idea to get everything ready for the salad the night before. Just keep the strawberries whole and separate, and don’t add the dressing yet. When it’s time to serve, slice the strawberries and mix them in. This keeps everything fresh and delicious!

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