Strawberry Arugula Salad

Fresh Strawberry Arugula Salad! Combine sweet strawberries, peppery arugula, crumbled feta, and crunchy pecans, topped with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Try this simple summer salad recipe tonight!

Sweet and savory, this refreshing Strawberry Arugula Salad is the perfect blend of flavors and textures. Tart strawberries, peppery arugula, creamy feta, and crunchy pecans come together in harmony, all tied up with a tangy balsamic dressing.

A delightful twist on a classic combo, this salad is sure to delight!

Ready Time

20 mins

Yields

4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup hulled and sliced strawberries
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Start by rinsing the arugula leaves in cold water, then gently pat them dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.

In a large bowl, combine the dried arugula leaves, sliced strawberries, crumbled feta cheese, and chopped pecans.

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and honey until smooth.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to combine.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Divide the salad among four plates and serve immediately.

Notes

This salad is best made just before serving, as the arugula can wilt quickly.

For a lighter vinaigrette, reduce the amount of olive oil to 2 tablespoons.

Fresh strawberries are essential for the best flavor and texture, so try to use them when they’re in season.

If you can’t find high-quality strawberries, you can also use other berries like blueberries or raspberries.

To toast the pecans, preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until fragrant and lightly browned.

For an extra burst of flavor, sprinkle some chopped fresh mint leaves on top of the salad.

Consider using a high-quality, aged balsamic vinegar for a deeper flavor profile.

Nutrional Value

  • Calories: 360
  • Total Fat: 24g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 30mg
  • Sodium: 250mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4g
  • Sugars: 16g
  • Protein: 15g
Strawberry Arugula Salad
Strawberry Arugula Salad

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