The Best Strawberry Spinach Salad—Easy to Make + Delicious

Easy strawberry spinach salad with walnuts and mixed greens. Perfect for parties, dinner, or meal prep.

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Strawberry spinach salad seems like one of those things that shouldn’t work, but it does work. And, oh is it good.

Strawberry spinach salad is the perfect summer salad. With it’s fresh and exciting flavor combinations, this salad is sure to be a big hit at parties, potlucks, barbecues, or family dinners.

Strawberry spinach salad is one of the easiest salads to make, but you’ll wow family and friends, who will think that you spent way more time than you actually did making this salad.

Strawberry spinach salad is a good salad for people who don’t typically like salads. The salad has a mild, fruity flavor that tends to win people over.

In addition to tasting good, this salad is super healthy with all the greens, fresh fruit, and avocado and walnut added. Yum. Strawberry spinach salad makes a great low carb dinner option, especially when served with grilled or roasted chicken breast.

What Kind of Salad Dressing is Good for Strawberry Spinach Salad?

Balsamic vinaigrette, red wine vinaigrette, and poppy seed dressing are three good salad dressings for strawberry spinach salad. You can make homemade salad dressing or find these on the shelf at your local supermarket.

Can You Make Strawberry Spinach Salad Ahead of Time?

One of the best things about strawberry spinach salad is that you can make it ahead of time to serve later. This makes it a great salad to make ahead to take to parties or gatherings.

Just hold off on putting salad dressing on the salad until the moment that you are ready to serve or eat it.

To keep salad greens fresh longer, wash the greens and spin them dry in a salad spinner. Once the greens are dry, we store them in the salad spinner in the refrigerator for up to 3 days to make preparing salads easier.

Strawberry Spinach Salad + Meal Prep

Strawberry spinach salad is a great salad to make for meal prep, because the ingredients generally keep well for a few days. Keep ingredients separated and then stir the salad together when you are ready to eat it.

Switch up your protein or salad dressing to keep things interesting. Use meal prep containers or bowls with lids to store the salad.

Here are some ideas for strawberry spinach salad meal prep:

  • Strawberry spinach salad + grilled chicken + mandarin oranges
  • Strawberry spinach salad + chickpeas + sliced pineapple chunks
  • Strawberry spinach salad + boiled eggs + fresh blueberries
  • Strawberry spinach salad + bacon + sliced apple or pears
  • Strawberry spinach salad + grilled chicken + sliced peaches or blackberries

Add your choice of salad dressing when you are ready to eat the salad.

How to Make Strawberry Spinach Salad

What You’ll Need

Here are the basic ingredients that you will need to make strawberry spinach salad with mixed greens.

  • Spinach and mixed greens—This version of strawberry spinach salad is made with mixed salad greens. I love spinach, but mixed greens add other dimensions of flavor and texture to this salad.
  • Fresh strawberries—Use fresh strawberries to make strawberry spinach salad. The wonderfully sweet flavor of fresh strawberries is what makes this salad taste so good.
  • Red onion—Sweet red onion adds just the right amount of bite to the salad. Soak onion in warm water for about 10 minutes to remove some of the bite if you like your onion milder.
  • Feta cheese—Feta cheese adds creamy texture and tangy flavor to the spinach salad.
  • Walnuts—Add walnuts for a bit of crunch and nutrition, too.

Other Great Ingredients for Strawberry Spinach Salad

  • Avocado—Avocado mixed with strawberries gives the salad an incredible burst of creaminess and flavor. The strawberry spinach salad is good without avocado, but if you like avocado I would definitely recommend adding some to the salad.
  • Grilled chicken—Grilled chicken is a delicious protein option for this salad. We add one small chicken breast per serving to make this a dinner salad.
  • Chickpeas—Chickpeas make a great vegetarian protein for strawberry spinach salad. Use canned chickpeas, rinsed well, for a quick and easy addition.
  • Toasted nuts—Buttery toasted pecans, hazelnuts, or almonds are all tasty and flavorful additions to strawberry spinach salad.
  • Other fresh fruits and veggies—Mandarin oranges, sliced pineapple, and fresh blueberries make a really good addition to this salad. Increase the flavor by adding more fruit.

How to Make Strawberry Spinach Salad

Add salad greens, sliced strawberries, red onion, walnuts, and feta cheese to a large bowl. Use tongs or a pair of spoons to toss the salad ingredients until well blended.

When ready to serve, drizzle the salad with your choice of salad dressing and toss to coat the ingredients with dressing.

Serve strawberry spinach salad with grilled chicken breast, salmon cakes, or grilled steak. It also makes a fantastic side dish for a gathering or party.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Mixed Greens

Here is how to make a delicious and easy strawberry spinach salad recipe using fresh baby spinach, mixed salad greens, fresh strawberries, pecans or walnuts, and feta cheese.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword lunch recipes, salad recipes, spinach recipes, strawberry recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sweet Bacon & Pecans


  • 1 5 oz carton mixed salad greens with spinach rinsed
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries rinsed, cored, and sliced
  • ½ cup red onion sliced
  • ½ cup pecans or walnuts chopped
  • ½ cup feta cheese crumbled or more to taste
  • 2 cups baked or grilled chicken breast diced (optional)
  • Balsamic vinaigrette, red wine vinaigrette, or poppyseed dressing to serve


  • Add salad greens, strawberries, red onion, chopped pecans or walnuts, and feta cheese to a bowl. Toss to combine ingredients. Add baked or grilled chicken breast to the salad, if desired.
  • Cover and refrigerate salad until ready to serve. Add salad dressing to the strawberry spinach salad just before eating.

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