This strawberry salad with goat cheese and pistachios is ready in 10 minutes. It's packed with flavors and perfect for any occasion.
I'm all about delicious salads that combine sweet and savory flavors, especially during summer time. Some of our favorites are grilled peach salad with feta and zaatar, our beet salad with kale and of course, our bright and beautiful burrata salad with peach and tomatoes! This strawberry salad with goat cheese is a new favorite and let me tell you that it does not disappoint!
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Why This Recipe Works?
- Flavors: Just like our watermelon salad, this strawberry salad rocks the sweet and salty combo that everyone loves!
- Easy: Ready in 10 minutes, this healthy strawberry salad calls for just a few ingredients and is perfect for a novice cook!
- Unique: As easy and quick as this salad might seem, it has the potential to wow everyone with its unique flavor and vibrant colors.
What Goes Into Strawberry Salad
- Greens: I used spring mix for this recipe which you can find at any supermarket. It's a combination of different types of lettuce and spinach. You can also just use spinach if desired.
- Strawberries: It's best to use fresh and sweet strawberries for this recipe. Cut the strawberries in half or into quarters if they are too large.
- Cucumbers: You can use either Persian or English cucumbers for this recipe.
- Red onions: Thinly sliced red onion adds a lot of flavor.
- Pistachios: I prefer roasted unsalted pistachios for this salad since the goat cheese contains salt.
- Goat cheese: Pairs well with strawberries and pistachios, perfect with balsamic glaze as well.
- Dressing: This salad is so flavorful so I simply toss it with some olive oil and balsamic glaze before serving.
How To Make Strawberry Salad
- Place the spring mix in a large shallow bowl. Top it with strawberries and cucumbers.
- Add in the red onions as well as shelled pistachios.
- Break the goat cheese into pieces and add to the salad.
- Finish with a good drizzle of olive oil and balsamic glaze. Toss gently before serving.
There are a few other ingredients that you can add to this salad to jazz it up. Here are a few suggestions:
- Nuts: You can add walnuts, pecans, pine nuts or hazelnuts instead of pistachios.
- Greens: Use spinach or arugula instead of spring mix.
- Bread: Store-bought or homemade croutons add a nice crunch to this salad.
- Chicken: Add grilled chicken to this salad to turn it into a complete meal.
- Grains: Add some cooked bulgur, orzo or freekeh to this salad to make it heartier.
If you've tossed the salad with balsamic glaze and olive oil, it's best to eat it immediately. However, if you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 2 days.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can make this salad up to 4 hours in advance but don't toss it with olive oil and balsamic glaze until you're ready to serve.
If balsamic glaze is not available, use balsamic vinegar.
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Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese
- 6 cups spring mix
- 1 cup strawberries cut into quarters
- 2 Persian cucumbers sliced
- ¼ red onion thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup pistachios roasted and unsalted
- 2 oz goat cheese crumbled
- 2 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tbsp balsamic glaze
- Place the spring mix in a large shallow bowl. Add in the strawberries.
- Top with the cucumbers and sliced red onion.
- Add the pistachios and goat cheese to the salad.
- When you're ready to serve, drizzle the olive oil and balsamic glaze on the salad and gently toss it.