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Spinach Strawberry Salad is a healthy, delicious lunch recipe that makes great use out of fresh, sweet, and juicy local strawberries! It also makes a quick side salad for summer dinner and goes well with anything you grill up.

Overhead View of Spinach Strawberry Salad on Creamy Marble Background

I’m always surprised at how many people tell me they don’t like salad because it’s boring! I guess that depends on what you put into it. I mean, if it’s just a bowl of leaves I would consider it rabbit food too, lol.

But salad doesn’t have to be that way. With a variety of sweet and savory flavors, creamy and crunchy textures, and a quick homemade vinaigrette to pull it all together, my Spinach Strawberry Salad is anything but boring!

Spinach Strawberry Salad Recipe Overhead Close Up

Spinach Strawberry Salad

Spinach Strawberry Salad Ingredients:

  • Baby spinach leaves
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Red onion
  • Sharp white cheddar
  • Pecans
  • Fresh mint leaves

Substitutions in This Spinach Strawberry Salad:

  • Baby spinach leaves: Use mixed field greens, red leaf lettuce, or chopped Romaine lettuce instead.
  • Red onion: If you can find strawberry onion, go ahead and use it! Sliced fresh scallion is also delicious here.
  • Sharp white cheddar: In addition to cheddar, a couple of my favorite cheeses for strawberry salad are crumbled feta cheese or crumbled goat cheese.
  • Pecans: Walnuts or toasted almonds are also delicious in this salad!
  • Fresh mint leaves: Fresh basil is also a lovely herb pairing with fresh strawberries.

To Bump Up the Protein in This Spinach Strawberry Salad:

  • Add grilled chicken breast
  • Serve with hardboiled egg
  • Top with sliced grilled steak

Front View of Spinach Strawberry Salad

When is Strawberry Season?

Based on your location, strawberries are in season in different months. Here in Florida, strawberries are in season from December through March, with an annual strawberry festival to celebrate in late February/early March. When I lived in Alexandria, VA, strawberry season generally ranged from April to June. And even further north, I lived in Buffalo, NY, strawberry season started around mid-June because it’s so much colder.

The peak season (or natural season) for fresh, local strawberries is typically from April through June in many parts of the U.S. Check out Pick Your Own to see the crop harvest calendar in your area of the country.

Pro Tip: Use fresh, local berries in this Strawberry Spinach Salad for the most intense strawberry flavor!

How Long Does Strawberry Season Last?

Strawberries have a relatively short harvest season, usually about 3 to 4 weeks.

Are Strawberries Available Year Round?

Local strawberries are not available year-round (they are only available during the local harvest season, which typically lasts up to 4 weeks). However, commercially-grown strawberries, which are mostly grown in California and Florida, are available year-round.

More Fresh Strawberry Recipes:

Close Up of Spinach Strawberry Salad with Small Dish of Mint

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Spinach Strawberry Salad

Prep Time10 minutes
Yields: 1 serving
Spinach Strawberry Salad is a healthy, delicious lunch that makes great use out of fresh, sweet, and juicy local strawberries!

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Ingredients
 

Salad:

  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 ounce sharp white cheddar cut into small cubes
  • 2 tablespoons pecans
  • 2 tablespoons very thinly sliced fresh mint leaves

Vinaigrette:

Instructions
 

  • For the salad, arrange all ingredients in a bowl.
  • For the vinaigrette, whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl.
  • To serve, pour the vinaigrette onto the salad and enjoy.

Notes

  • Net Carbs: 12g per serving
  • Use fresh, local berries in this Strawberry Spinach Salad for the most intense strawberry flavor!
  • Play with the flavors in this salad to make it your own. Use goat cheese instead of cheddar, and basil instead of mint. Or any combination you like!

Nutrition

Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 304mg | Potassium: 809mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 9150IU | Vitamin C: 73.8mg | Calcium: 343mg | Iron: 3.9mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spinach Strawberry Salad

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About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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