This Fresh Strawberry, Pecan and Feta Salad is the perfect bright and refreshing salad. It's sweet from the strawberries & blueberries and crunchy from the pecans! The recipe only takes 5 minutes to throw together with minimal chopping.
Once Spring and Summer hits, my fridge is full of fresh berries. They are my favorite and I love using them in salads. This is my go to quick and healthy lunch.
It's so easy to whip up and I love to toss it with my creamy balsamic dressing. It's truly a match made in heaven.
Why You'll Love This Salad:
- It's so fresh and healthy
- This salad only takes 5 minutes to prepare
- Get a nice serving of berries, which are high in vitamins & antioxidants
- It is so yummy & packed with the best flavors
Baby Arugula- Tiny greens with a peppery bite. You can go with a pre-washed package like in the picture above to save on time. I really like the Organic Girl brand. You can count on it being fresh and crisp every time.
Strawberries and Blueberries- Sweet berries toss into this salad perfectly. If you decide to make it in the Spring and Summer season, they should be extra juicy and cost less too.
Crumbled Feta- Salty, crumbly cheese that balances out the sweet fruit for the best combo.
Pecans- For added protein and a nutty crunch.
Substitutions and Variations:
If you don't like feta cheese, blue cheese is delicious with this recipe.
You can also add in blackberries, raspberries or mandarin oranges.
A great substitution for the pecans would be walnuts; although, the two together would also be fantastic.
If you're not crazy about Arugula, go with baby spinach or spring mix.
Lots of options here!
How to Make a Strawberry, Pecan and Feta Salad:
Step 1: Slice strawberries into circles and roughly chop pecans.
Step 2: In a large bowl, toss together all of the ingredients.
Step 3: Add in your favorite dressing. My recommendation is this easy Creamy Balsamic Dressing. Enjoy!
My absolute favorite is creamy balsamic dressing, which only takes 5 minutes to whip up. Also, my honey vinaigrette is amazing as well, which is used in my roasted pear salad. If you are short on time, go with a similar store bought dressing. Raspberry vinaigrette would be yummy!
Add in some grilled chicken or even easier, add store bought shredded rotisserie chicken. Bake salmon or shrimp on the side for a full meal. This would be a great side salad to go with my crispy chicken recipe.
I love feta cheese for its saltiness to balance the sweetness of the berries. Blue cheese is also excellent for its pungent taste.
Storing the Salad:
If you have leftovers, store it in the fridge in an air tight container for up to 24 hours without the dressing added. I prefer using glass containers for storage.