Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

This is a great easy summer salad, with a lot of options as to mixing and matching. Plus the salad looks pretty fancy. You can throw in any summer fruit or berry with this mix, blueberries and raspberries are a good choice, as are blackberries later in the season. The nuts are optional but a pecan or roasted almond adds a little crunch and more protein!

There are many, many strawberry/spinach salads posted here on AR. I’ve tried a number of them and haven’t been disappointed yet. And this recipe is no exception. I did add some chopped green onions because I almost always do. And definitely toast the pecans (350 degrees – 10 minutes – until fragrant). That really enhances their flavor!


1 bunch fresh spinach

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

1/2 cup raw pecans

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 cup olive oil

salt and ground black pepper to taste



Combine the spinach, strawberries, Gorgonzola cheese, and pecans in a large bowl.

Stir the balsamic vinegar and honey together in a bowl; slowly stream the olive oil into the mixture while whisking continuously. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving.

Cook: 15mins | Servings: 4 | Calories: 491.

Nutrition Info:

Per Serving: 491 calories; 44.2 g fat; 19.3 g carbohydrates; 8.7 g protein; 22 mg cholesterol; 282 mg sodium.

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