Strawberry Spinach Salad

Summer brings a bounty of fresh produce, which makes it the perfect season for salads! Keep your house cool by making this no-cook strawberry spinach salad.


  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 of a red onion, sliced lengthwise
  • 4 cups baby spinach, rinsed and stems removed
  • 2 cups red leaf lettuce, chopped
  • 10 strawberries, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup pecans, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a small mixing bowl, pour balsamic vinegar over sliced red onion and mix to ensure all onion slices are coated with the vinegar.  Let sit for approximately 5 minutes.
  2. In a large salad bowl, add baby spinach, red leaf lettuce, strawberries, goat cheese, and pecans.
  3. Add the lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper to the small mixing bowl with the balsamic vinegar and onions.  mix together to form a consistent dressing.  Pour over the contents of the salad bowl.
  4. Toss the salad and serve.