Remember when kids would say ZOMFG I still don't know what that stands for but I want to shout it when I eat this Strawberry Spinach Salad. It's a party of all my favourite things in a dish. We have Pecans (God's gift to the nut world), Red Onions, STRAWBERRIES, Spinach, and Feta. The dressing is super simple to whip up with pantry staples. Looking for another fun salad? Try this Chorizo Salad next!
A few notes on the ingredients that make up this simple Strawberry Spinach Salad:
Balsamic - Any Balsamic Vinegar will do. If you are lucky enough to come across some strawberry balsamic vinegar it goes wonderully in this recipe.
Strawberries - Wash in vinegar and water and then dry off and store in the refrigerator with paper towel. It is best to keep their tops on until right before consumption.
Feta - If you find feta too salty, rinse it under water before eating to wash away some of the brine.
Strawberry & Spinach Balsamic Salad
- 10 ounces Baby Spinach
- ½ Red Onion Thinly Sliced
- ¾ Cup Pecans
- ¾ Cup Feta Cheese Crumbled
- 1 Pound Strawberries
- ¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 tablespoon light tasting olive oil
- 1½ tablespoon poppy seeds
- 2 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- Buy the spinach that is prewashed OH MY GOODNESS washing produce is the death of me
- Add the spinach to a bowl top it with the rest of the ingredients. Take care to thinly slice the onions and strawberries.
- Whisk together ingredients. This dressing can be kept in the fridge for up to a month after you make it!
- Lightly dress the salad right before serving. A little goes along way with this vinaigrette.
- Let me know in the reviews what you thought of this salad ❤
10 Facts about Strawberries
- THERE ARE 200 SEEDS ON AN AVERAGE STRAWBERRY.
- DESPITE THEIR NAME, STRAWBERRIES AREN'T TECHNICALLY BERRIES—THEY'RE ACCESSORY FRUITS.
- THE SEEDS CAN GROW INTO NEW STRAWBERRY PLANTS, BUT MOST INSTEAD REPRODUCE THROUGH RUNNERS.
- ACCORDING TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, AMERICANS EAT AN AVERAGE OF 3.4 POUNDS OF FRESH STRAWBERRIES EVERY YEAR.
- CALIFORNIA PRODUCES 75 PERCENT OF STRAWBERRY CROPS IN THE U.S.
- CONSIDERED A PERENNIAL, STRAWBERRY PLANTS WILL GROW BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR.
- THE LESSER-KNOWN TABLETOP METHOD OF CULTIVATION, WHERE STRAWBERRIES HANG FROM THE CEILING IN CONTAINERS, IS GAINING IN POPULARITY FOR ITS PRACTICALITY.
- ANCIENT ROMANS BELIEVED STRAWBERRIES HAD MEDICINAL POWERS.
- NATIVE AMERICANS WERE ALSO AMONG THE EARLIEST PEOPLE TO EAT STRAWBERRIES.
- THERE ARE THREE DIFFERENT TYPES OF STRAWBERRIES: JUNE-BEARING, OVERBEARING AND DAY NEUTRAL.