Strawberry season has finally arrived! They’re wonderful just right out of the box, but much as I love strawberries, they’re not a complete meal. This strawberry spinach salad with balsamic dressing and feta cheese is easy to make, delicious, and even healthy (all those greens and Vitamin C). And the colors look pretty too. The tartness of the balsamic vinegar, and the saltiness of the feta cheese complements the sweetness of the strawberries. The almonds on top add a bit of extra crunch.
Since I wanted more veggies than just spinach, I added carrots, red cabbage, and tomatoes for extra color and more nutrition (I was trying to make up for indulging at a party!).
Make the dressing first, and let the flavors blend together while you fix the rest of the salad.
This is a great quick lunch or dinner. Just double the spinach, and add more tomatoes. You might want to increase the dressing recipe too (I like less dressing than most people).
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Dressing and Feta Cheese Substitutions and Variations
- Try mixed greens instead of the spinach
- Use goat cheese rather than feta
- Swap the strawberries for blueberries
- If you’re wary of the balsamic, try a lemony vinaigrette dressing instead
- Top it all with some mixed nuts or walnuts
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