A fresh spinach salad is a classic healthy and delicious choice for a light meal or side dish. The combination of spinach greens, juicy strawberries, salty feta cheese, and crunchy walnuts makes for a flavorful and nutritious salad. This easy salad comes together in just 10 minutes and makes for a perfect light lunch or dinner.

1. Spinach Salad Recipe

Ingredients For the Salad

  • 5 ounces of fresh baby spinach (about 5 cups)
  • 1 pint of sliced strawberries
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts

Ingredients For the Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

First, wash and dry the spinach. Place into a large salad bowl. Top with the sliced strawberries, spreading them evenly over the spinach. Next, sprinkle the feta cheese over the top, followed by the chopped walnuts.

For the dressing, whisk together in a small bowl. Then drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently until everything is lightly coated. Serve immediately for the best flavor and texture.

For variations on this salad, try adding grilled chicken breast, switch up the nuts with sliced almonds or pecans, or use a different berry like blueberries or blackberries. You can use red wine vinegar or lemon juice instead of the balsamic if you prefer.

This spinach salad works either as a starter salad or a light main dish for lunch or dinner. It’s easy to double or triple the recipe to serve a crowd for a barbecue or potluck. Just store the dressing separately and toss it all together before serving to prevent the spinach from getting soggy.

With its delicious mix of colors, flavors, textures, and nutrition, this spinach strawberry salad with feta and walnuts makes for a tasty addition to your meal rotation any time of year. It’s sure to become a new favorite go-to salad in your repertoire. Enjoy this fresh, seasonal salad on its own or pair it with grilled chicken or fish for a complete and satisfying meal.

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