Strawberry Spinach Salad With Blueberries & Feta

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This Strawberry Spinach Salad features plump blueberries, feta cheese, and crushed pistachios topped with a sweet balsamic vinaigrette. It’s incredibly easy to make and the perfect summer salad for get-togethers, a quick lunch, or even a sweet snack.

This Strawberry Spinach Salad is the perfect summer dish loaded with fresh ripe strawberries and blueberries with a sprinkle of tangy feta cheese, crunchy pistachios, and a delicious balsamic vinaigrette finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Spinach Salad
This salad is so effortless to make it can be thrown together in less than 10 minutes. It’s also delicious and a great way to enjoy fresh seasonal fruit with added nutrients from the spinach. This is one of my most popular salads to serve at family gatherings.
If I have leftover chicken, I will also throw together a smaller individual serving to enjoy for lunch. Since this salad uses fresh fruit and sweet balsamic, it’s also great to curb your sweet tooth cravings. I have a huge sweet tooth and will throw this together when I’m craving dessert.

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Ingredients
Here is a list of the ingredients used in this salad with a few notes on choosing the best options.
Strawberries & Blueberries
When making this salad I try to choose the best strawberries and blueberries I can find. I also love to grow strawberries in the summer or go strawberry picking and this is a great way to use up all the fruit.
Pistachios
You’ll want to choose unsalted pistachios, but they can be raw or roasted.
Feta Cheese
I love feta cheese and since I enjoy cooking a lot of Mediterranean cuisine, I always have a good pack of feta in the fridge. This is my favorite brand of feta and I love using the blocks of feta over the crumbled feta.
Balsamic
For this salad, I like to use a good quality aged balsamic vinegar and then top it with a light drizzle of sweet balsamic glaze. It is absolutely worth investing in a quality aged balsamic. Good balsamic vinegar will not be runny, it should be thick enough to coat a spoon and poor out more slowly.
When choosing a balsamic glaze, you want to look at the percentage of Balsamic Vinegar of Modena and avoid reductions that use coloring and thickening agents. Surprisingly, the Trader Joes balsamic glaze is a great affordable option and has the same quality as many other glazes with a much higher price point.

Substitutions
Here is a list of substitutions that also work for this Strawberry Spinach Salad if you want to change things up or use ingredients you already have in the house.

Fruits: instead of just strawberries and blueberries you can add raspberries, blackberries, mulberries, cloudberries, boysenberries, pomegranate seeds, and figs.
Nuts: instead of pistachios, you can also substitute walnuts, almonds, or pecans.
Cheese: another great alternative to feta is goat cheese.
Salad: if you do not happen to have spinach, kale is a great alternative, especially baby kale.

Instructions
In a large bowl add your spinach, sliced strawberries, blueberries, and 1/4 cup of the balsamic mixed with the olive oil. Gently toss all the ingredients together and pour onto a large serving dish. Then add your feta, chopped pistachios, and a drizzle of balsamic reduction to finish off the salad. Serve the remaining balsamic on the side for anyone who would like to add a little extra.

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Storage
Since this salad uses fresh fruit, I do not recommend storing it in the fridge for more than one day. After that, the strawberries are not as good. When I serve this salad, I try not to make a larger portion than I think everyone will eat as I do not like wasting food.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Blueberries & Feta

This Strawberry Spinach Salad is the perfect summer dish loaded with fresh ripe strawberries and blueberries with a sprinkle of tangy feta cheese, crunchy pistachios, and a delicious balsamic vinaigrette finished with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.

Sondra Barker

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Prep Time 10 minutes minsTotal Time 10 minutes mins

Course SaladCuisine American

Servings 6 peopleCalories 131 kcal

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First, in a small bowl whisk the balsamic vinegar and oil together, then set aside.In a large bowl add your sliced strawberries, blueberries, and spinach. Pour over about 1/4 cup of the Balsamic & Oil and toss together.Add the salad to a serving dish and top with the feta & pistachios. Then top the salad off with a drizzle of balsamic glaze.As a garnish, I add a few whole strawberries around the outer rim of the salad.
Use the remaining balsamic to serve on the table with the salad for anyone who would like a little extra.
Serving: 2cups | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 369mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2722IU | Vitamin C: 58mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg | Net Carbohydrates: 17g

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About The Author
Sondra Barker is an established culinary writer, photographer, and recipe creator. She is a published cookbook author and worked as a nutritional counselor, personal trainer, and pilates instructor for 10 years.
Her expertise, culinary reviews, and recipes have been featured in Good Housekeeping, Modern Luxury, Fox News, MSN, Yahoo News, and many more. When she is not writing about restaurants she is traveling to wine country, on a cruise, or spending the day at Disneyland.

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