This refreshing spinach strawberry salad with feta is loaded with baby spinach leaves, sweet strawberries, salty feta cheese, avocado, and a delicious balsamic sesame honey dressing. Perfect as a side or topped with your favorite proteins such as grilled chicken or shrimp for a nutrient protein-packed meal.
2cupsfresh strawberrieshulled, sliced thin or quartered
½cupcrumbled feta cheese
1large avocado or 2-3 smallsliced medium thick
1tablespoonextra-virgin olive oilgood quality
¼teaspoonsalt to taste
¼teaspoonblack pepper or to taste
Prepare the dressing by mixing it in a small bowl or a tightly sealed mason jar. Stir/shake well until all combined. Set aside for 15-30 minutes to chill in the fridge.
Assemble the salad. In a large bowl add spinach, strawberries, and avocado, and add feta cheese crumbles.
Drizzle with the dressing (assess the amount of the dressing, we want this salad to be tossed in the dressing lightly without the ingredients swimming in the liquid), serve the salad with the remaining dressing on the side or keep it in the fridge for later.
Season the salad with salt (crushed sea salt flakes) and black pepper (you only need a little but it enhances all the flavors!). For more flavor and texture add crunchy almonds or walnuts. Enjoy right away!
For more portions - simply increase the number of ingredients accordingly.Variations - If you don’t have baby spinach, you can substitute with kale, arugula, or any other greens you have on hand.For dinner - Serve this salad as a side dish or a wholesome meal. I love to serve this salad with grilled chicken or salmon in smoked paprika spice.