Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

by Chrystal Johnson on April 7, 2014

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StrawberrySpinachSalad_3Even thought we got a bit of snow last week, I am still enjoying Spring. I posted about dinner salads previously, but I also love a good salad for lunch!

The first time I saw strawberries in a salad at a health food store in San Diego, I thought it was weird and wasn’t sure if I wanted to try it. However, my curiosity got the best of me, so I ordered some to go for lunch.

I was pleasantly surprised by how well the flavors of strawberries go with spinach and goat cheese. I have ordered the same salad many times since, and I love making my own salads at home as well. This recipe is very easy to make at home, and it’s more affordable and you know what is going into your dressing (so many prepared dressings include GMO soy or canola oil).

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe

Ingredients:

    • ¼ cup organic minced onion
    • ¼ cup of raspberry vinegar
    • ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil
    • 8 ounces organic baby spinach
    • 1 cup organic strawberries
    • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
    • 2 ounces fresh crumbled goat cheese

Directions:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk your minced onion into the raspberry vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
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  2. Chop the strawberries into bite sized pieces.
  3. In large bowl, mix the baby spinach with the organic strawberries.
  4. Sprinkle the sliced almonds and crumbled goat cheese over the top of the spinach and strawberries.
  5. Right before you’re ready to serve the salad, drizzle the simple homemade dressing over the salad and toss gently.
  6. This recipe makes 4 servings.

What is you favorite salad combination for lunch?

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About Chrystal Johnson

Chrystal, publisher of Happy Mothering, is a mother of two sweet girls who believes in living a simple, natural lifestyle. A former marketing manager, Chrystal spends her time researching green and eco-friendly alternatives to improve her family's life. She enjoys sharing those discoveries with anyone who's willing to listen.

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1 Kara @ ALLterNATIVElearning April 7, 2014 at 1:54 pm

This looks delicious!! I am always a big fan of spinach and strawberries… and together sounds like a match made in heaven.
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2 Brittney Minor
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April 7, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Looks delicious! I will have to make this for lunch sometime this week!
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3 Amanda @ Erickson and Co April 7, 2014 at 5:06 pm

I used to have a recipe similar to this and I lost it and forgot about it. Thanks for sharing! I’m going to make this tomorrow for dinner!

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4 Kristen | A Thrifter in Disguise April 7, 2014 at 6:11 pm

That sounds soooo good! I love goat cheese and I’d love to try it with some sweet strawberries :)
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5 Kelly Bisciotti April 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm

I LOVE a good strawberry spinach salad. The sweet of the strawberries with the tang of the cheese…delicious. Pinning!
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6 Roechelle April 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

this salad sounds soo refreshing and satisfying :)

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7 Amber April 10, 2014 at 6:17 am

Yum! This looks like a great summer recipe!
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8 Stephanie @ Naturally Mindful April 10, 2014 at 11:26 am

Usually I don’t mix fruit in meals but this looks good, I’m thinking I’d give it a try!
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9 Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner April 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm

Thanks for sharing with us at Marvelous Monday tonight – I love how fresh it looks – Pinned!
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10 Dee April 15, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I love strawberries and spinach–this looks delicious! :)
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11 Sami April 15, 2014 at 7:17 pm

I love strawberries and goat cheese! This salad looks so wonderful.
Thanks!
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12 Crystelle April 15, 2014 at 10:38 pm

We may just have to make this yummy looking salad for Easter…..!!!
Pinning!! Happy Easter to you and yours…. :)
“hugs” Crystelle
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13 Catherine Holt April 17, 2014 at 5:05 am

Oh, yum…looks delicious! This is going to be a nice refreshing change after all the chocolate consumption this weekend!!

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14 Joybee April 17, 2014 at 6:40 pm

I love spinach salad with strawberries. This reminds me of one of my favorite salads. The goat cheese sounds great and so does the raspberry vinegar. I always have raspberry jam in my fridge (it my husband’s favorite) and when I want a raspberry vinaigrette I just mix a spoon full of jam with balsamic vinegar and oil.
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15 Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy April 18, 2014 at 10:06 am

Spinach and strawberries = delish! This salad looks so yummy and healthy!! That dressing looks delicious, too! Thanks so much for sharing on Saturday Night Fever! Pinned to our group board!
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16 Ronda@kitchenDreaming.com April 20, 2014 at 10:06 am

Thanks for stopping by #TheWeekendSocial and linking up! I have pinned, stumbled and shared your link across social media. I hope to see you again next week!
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17 Molly April 23, 2014 at 6:11 pm

Yumm! What a great recipe for Spring. I just pinned it for the future, but think I may add it to my menu this week too.
I wanted to say thanks for linking up last week to our Lovely Ladies link party, and to let you know that I’ve featured your salad recipe at the party this week. You can check it out here if you’d like- http://www.justalittlecreativity.com/2014/04/lovely-ladies-linky-party-32-six-blogs.html
Can’t wait to see what you link up next :)
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