With baby arugula, crumbled blue cheese, halved fresh strawberries, and a homemade vinaigrette, Strawberry Salad is light and so berry delicious!
Strawberry salad is a simple yet exquisite recipe. It’s so inspiring, you may feel compelled to open a strawberry salad restaurant featuring this one amazing dish! As with all great recipes, there are dozens of delightful variations! For example, there are at least four versions of Taste of Home spinach strawberry salad! Try it with spinach instead of arugula, with a strawberry vinaigrette instead of a plain one, or really mix things up and go for a strawberry cheesecake salad! The more traditional spinach salad like the pioneer woman spinach strawberry salad includes bacon, eggs and hot bacon dressing. This amazing salad comes in many forms.
For extra special occasions, take a look at my Strawberry Triple Layer Cake and Strawberry Sheet Cake With Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.
What Is Strawberry Spinach Salad?
For the skinny on my version, think classic strawberry spinach salad minus the spinach and plus some baby arugula! I love arugula’s peppery flavor, but spinach has its advantages as well! Whatever version you go with, the juicy berries and the homemade touch will delight your diners and ensure that they feel the love.
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How To Make Strawberry Salad
My strawberry salad dressing is made using a minced shallot, honey, sherry vinegar, balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, coarse salt, and black pepper. Shallots, also known as potato onions, are an easy to grow gourmet favorite, according to Cornell University’s comprehensive growing guide! Sherry vinegar is made using wine, while balsamic is made from grape must, a product of crushed grapes that includes juice, skins, seeds, and stems. Learn more fun facts about must from Wine Frog, like the Latin origin of the term and its translation, “young wine!”
The salad itself is made using baby arugula leaves (also known as “rocket”), halved fresh strawberries, crumbled or sliced blue cheese, and some additional salt and pepper.
Try Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe For A Double Strawberry Experience:
For an extra fruity salad experience, swap out the standard vinaigrette for my Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe! Can you bear any more berry goodness in one bowl??
Strawberry Pretzel Salad Is Great If You Want A Dessert Instead:
If you know you want today’s menu to feature strawberries, but you’re feeling the strong pull of your resident household sweet tooth (or sweet teeth!), then take a look at my Strawberry Pretzel Salad. This dessert is really incredible to look at, and it uses so many family friendly ingredients! The fruit, jello, pretzels, and cream cheese come together in one beautiful masterpiece.
Try Strawberry Cheesecake Salad For A Creamy Alternative
Strawberry Cheesecake salad is an even smoother strawberry dessert if you can believe it. With no crunchy pretzels slowing down the chewing, good luck keeping this one on the table for more than a few minutes!
Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad Gives You Double Deliciousness
It’s tough to beat strawberry banana cheesecake salad? Try adding bananas into the mix! As they say, the more fruit, the more fun!
If It’s Summer Time It’s Time For Strawberry Jello Salad
Strawberry jello salad needs to make at least one appearance during summertime. The quintessential picnic food, this is one salad you will not need to force feed your kids.
Recipe Notes For Strawberry Salad Recipe:
Can you make strawberry salad ahead of time: You can make this recipe about 6 – 8 hours in advance. For the perkiest salad possible, fold in the blue cheese just before serving.
What do you serve with strawberry salad: Strawberry salad is easy to please! Serve with a hearty soup, grilled chicken, or enjoy it by itself!
Steak strawberry salad recipe: This is another yummy way to present the salad! Grill or sear some thinly sliced steaks, and serve over the salad.
Strawberry salad poppy seed dressing: Some folks like their spinach and strawberry salad with poppy seed dressing, and this is a perfectly delicious alternative! The basics of poppy seed dressing are olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, mayo, and of course poppy seeds.
Fruit substitutions: If strawberries are out of season, you can sub in chopped apple, orange segments, blueberries, raspberries, or even dried fruit!
More Great Salad Recipes!
- Mexican Corn Salad – The perfect mix of tangy, sweet, and savory tastes in a side dish!
- Cucumber Tomato Salad – A crisp, colorful, refreshing side with salty bits of mozzarella and a rich, tangy balsamic vinaigrette!
- Grape Salad -Wonderful and unique salad, topped with roasted pecans and brown sugar!
- Mediterranean Salad– Our Mediterranean Salad has all the flavors of the Mediterranean in an elegant, refreshing salad that’s quick to make and tossed in a delicious vinaigrette.
- Creamy Cucumber Salad – This wonderfully tangy, dill-infused Creamy Cucumber Salad is the perfect addition to any spring or summer potluck. It’s super easy to make, too!
Recipes to Partner With This Salad…
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken – is sweet, smokey and crazy delish! A great appetizer and a family favorite for dinner! It’s Over The Top with an amazing sauce!
- Crock Pot Beef Stew – This warm, savory crock pot beef stew blends everything you want your family to eat with tantalizing flavor that brings them running and satisfies the soul.
- Lemon Pepper Chicken – My light and crispy Lemon Pepper Chicken – with a peppery, creamy lemon sauce that transforms your table into an elegant French dining room in less than 30 minutes.
- 1-10 Ounce Bag Baby Arugula Leaves
- 2 Cups Fresh Strawberries Sliced in Half
- 2 Ounce Blue Cheese Sliced or Crumbled
- 1/3 Cup Sherry Vinaigrette
- 1/2 Teaspoon Coarse Salt
- 1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Small Shallot Minced
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 3 Tablespoons Sherry Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Canola Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Coarse Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- In a large bowl combine the arugula, strawberries, salt, pepper, and dressing and toss well. Gently fold in cheese. Serve.
- In a jar with a tightly fitting lid, add all ingredients and shake vigorously to combine. Any leftovers can be kept in the fridge for 3-5 days.
Source: The Lemonade Cookbook