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Strawberry Spinach and Toasted Pecan Salad Recipe

In this post I share my favorite Strawberry Spinach and Toasted Pecan Salad Recipe.  I am keeping it short today because I’m hungry and in a hurry to back outside to grow more spinach and strawberries.   After checking out this post you will know why!

Strawberry Spinach and Toasted Pecan Salad Recipe

Strawberry and Pecan on this Salad

This has got to be one of the easiest and fulfilling salads EVER!  If you are like me and busy this spring you are going to love this printable recipe.  The really cool thing about this recipe is you can grow your own strawberries for this and spinach.   Check out the ingredient list below:

  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Honey Roasted Pecans
  • Feta cheese
  • red onion
  • Poppy Seed Dressing ( I am using Paneras brand I purchase at Kroger)

Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe TIPS

Strawberry, Spinach and Pecan Salad Recipe

Here are a few tips about what to use that will make this salad super amazing:

  • Use a fresh red onion that has been soaked for about 30 minutes after slicing.  Soaking the onion preserves the flavor and takes the lingering aftertaste away.
  • Grow your own… strawberries and spinach are super easy to grow year-round.
  • Toast up your own pecans in the oven air fryer and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.
  • Serve the salad fresh and don’t let it sit to long

Strawberry Spinach Salad Printable Recipe

Below you will find the recipe card.  If you have issues viewing this please reach out by commenting on my site.


  • 1/2 cup raw pecans
  • ½ small red onion very thinly sliced
  • 2 cups of fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries hulled and quartered
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Poppy Seed Dressing (I recommend Panera Brand)


  1. Place the sliced onions in a bowl and cover with cold water. Let sit while you prepare salad.
  2. Prepare the dressing and toast pecans if desired
  3. Assemble the salad by placing spinach in a big serving bowl. Add the strawberries.
  4. Drain the red onion and add it as well.
  5. Drizzle about half of the dressing over the salad and toss to coat the leaves.
  6. Add the feta and pecans. Toss lightly to combine.
  7. Serve immediately, with extra dressing on the side as desired.

I was inspired by the Panera Strawberry Spinach Salad to whip this one up!

Salad for 2

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Salads have become my favorite go to meal these days.  I am sure to always have lettuce growing or some in the refrigerator ready to go!  Click below to see some of my favorites and don’t forget to connect on my website to tell me what you think!

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Happy Spring,

Bren Haas

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