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Fresh Strawberry Walnut Salad With Feta

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You are going to fall head over heels for this refreshing Strawberry Walnut Salad. Packed with sweet strawberries, fresh greens, crunchy walnuts, and creamy feta crumbles, this salad recipe is the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Whether you’re looking for a fresh side salad, a light lunch, or an easy main course during those warmer months, this scrumptious strawberry walnut salad recipe has got you covered!

Strawberry and walnut salad with leafy greens and feta in a wooden bowl.

Salad Ingredients

The exact amounts for this strawberry and walnut salad will be listed on the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

Ingredients for the salad

Romaine lettuce– for a nice mellow green that doesn’t compete with the other flavors of the salad.

Baby arugula or spinach- the bitter, tender greens add an additional texture and flavor combination to the base of this salad.

Red onion- thinly sliced onion will add a welcomed bite and spiciness to the mix.

Fresh strawberries– Pick juicy, ripe strawberries that are in season. When you’re picking strawberries, choose strawberries that are fragrant, bright red, and plump. The fresh berries will add a burst of sweetness which will round out the bitter greens and tangy flavors of the feta and onions.

Toasted walnuts- The walnuts are for adding crunch and extra texture to the salad. You can also use candied walnuts, toasted pecans, or your favorite seeds!

Feta cheese- Use a good quality brand that you really love. The creaminess and the saltiness from the cheese will help balance out the sweet juicy strawberries. You can use goat cheese instead of feta cheese if you prefer!

Salad dressing- I love a tangy maple balsamic dressing or a creamy poppy seed dressing for this tasty salad.

Tip: To make this salad even easier, grab a ready-to-go spring mix blend from the store. This is a great choice if you don’t want to buy greens individually. You’ll need 8 ounces (about 5 cups) for this recipe.

Instructions

Start by toasting the walnuts. Add the nuts to a dry skillet in a single layer. Cook over medium high heat until the walnuts smell nutty and have a little browning on the outside, about 6 minutes.

Walnuts toasted in a skillet

If the walnuts start to brown too quickly, turn the heat down to medium heat. Once toasted, set the walnuts aside to cool.

Wash the greens and strawberries and dry them really well. Slice the strawberries in half and quarter any super large berries.

Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and gently toss until all the greens, onions, berries, nuts, and feta are fully incorporated and well distributed.

Close up of salad with strawberries, walnuts, feta and red onions in a wooden bowl.

Divide the salad into four large portions for a main course or 6-8 smaller portions for a side dish.

Dress with the salad dressing of your choice and enjoy.

Serving your salad

This salad makes four hearty portions to serve as a main dish or six smaller portions for side salads. This salad goes beautifully alongside some herby grilled chicken breasts, or Air Fryer BBQ Chicken Thighs, or a rich and lemony baked cod.

Salad topped with strawberries on a black plate.

FAQs

Can I meal prep with this salad?

Yes! Combine the greens, onions, walnuts, and feta and portion out into individual containers. Keep the dressing and the sliced strawberries in separate containers and add to the salad at serving time.

Can I make this salad without nuts?

Absolutely! You can swap out the walnuts for croutons, sunflower seeds, or roasted pepitas. Or feel free to leave them out entirely!

Is this salad ok to serve at room temperature?

Yes! This salad is ok to sit out for an hour or two indoors. If you’re serving this at a summer BBQ, keep it cold until you arrive at the event, and make sure the salad is not sitting out in the sun! I’d leave it out for about an hour for serving and store any leftovers in a cooler until you can bring it home.

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Strawberry and walnut salad with leafy greens and feta in a wooden bowl.

How To Make Strawberry Walnut Salad With Feta

Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

You are going to LOVE this refreshing Strawberry Walnut Salad. Packed with sweet strawberries, fresh greens, crunchy walnuts, and creamy feta crumbles, this salad recipe is perfect for summer!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
  • 2 cups baby arugula or spinach, whole leaves
  • 1/4 of a medium sized red onion (3 oz), thinly sliced
  • 2 cups walnuts, whole
  • 6 oz of feta cheese, crumbled
  • 16 oz of fresh strawberries

Instructions

  1. Add the walnuts to a dry skillet in a single layer and cook over medium high heat until the walnuts are browned and smell nutty, about 6 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  2. Wash the greens and strawberries and dry really well. Slice the strawberries in half and quarter any super large berries.
  3. Add all the ingredients to a large bowl and gently mix until all the greens, onions, berries, nuts, and feta are incorporated and well distributed.
  4. Divide the salad into four large portions for a main course or 6-8 smaller portions for a side dish.
  5. Dress with the salad dressing of your choice and enjoy. I recommend a balsamic vinaigrette or a poppy seed dressing.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 341Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 286mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 11g

Nutrition facts do not include dressing.

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