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Spinach salad with avocado, strawberries, pecans, goat cheese and balsamic dressing.
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Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

This easy strawberry salad is insanely delicious with fresh strawberries avocado, goat cheese, pecans and creamy balsamic vinaigrette.
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: strawberry salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 145kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 5 oz container baby spinach
  • 1/2 pound fresh strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 1 avocado sliced
  • 1/4 - 1/2 cup goat cheese crumbles
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves
  • fresh ground pepper + sea salt
  • creamy balsamic vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Toast pecans: This step is optional, but if you want to toast the pecans simply spread them out on a baking sheet and toast in a 350° F oven for about 6-8 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool. 
  • Make dressing: Make creamy balsamic vinaigrette dressing if you haven't already.
  • Prep salad: Add spinach to a salad bowl and top with strawberries, avocado, goat cheese and pecans.
  • Add salt and pepper: Sprinkle on salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Serve: Drizzle dressing over salad and toss or portion the salad and pass around the dressing to serve.

Notes

  • Red onion: Feel free to add 1/4 cup sliced red onion to this salad for extra flavor.
  • Dressing: Swap the creamy balsamic dressing for this creamy poppyseed dressing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 of recipe without dressing | Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 531mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g