This Spinach, Strawberry, and Feta Salad is Perfect for Summer

Strawberry salad
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This spinach, strawberry, and feta salad epitomizes the essence of summer dining. It’s a testament to how simple ingredients, when combined thoughtfully, can create a dish that’s both easy to make and hard to forget. Let’s jump into this simple but delicious recipe.


  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional, for added crunch)
  • Pepper, to taste

For the Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, and minced garlic. Gradually add olive oil, whisking continuously until the mixture is well emulsified. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste. Set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the baby spinach leaves and sliced strawberries. If you’re adding nuts, toss them in as well. 
  3. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the top of the spinach and strawberry mixture. 
  4. Drizzle the balsamic vinaigrette over the salad. Toss gently. 
  5. Give your salad a final flourish with a dash of freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately, and enjoy the burst of flavors.