Strawberry Spring Mix Salad

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This strawberry spring mix salad is packed with good-for-you-ingredients and dressed with an easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Just a simple and delicious combination.

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This strawberry salad is loaded with flavor, texture, and plant-based nutrients. Yet, it’s minimal and super simple to make.

Strawberry Spring Mix Salad
Strawberry Spring Mix Salad

Spring and early summer are peak seasons for strawberries and are the best times to make strawberry salad.

Fresh, juicy, ripe, strawberries are the star of this salad, but they are not the only stars.

Fresh Juicy Strawberries
Fresh Juicy Strawberries

Best Time of Year to Make the Strawberry Spring Mix Salad

We love May and June in our area because the strawberries are ripening. It is the perfect time of year to get those fresh and juicy strawberries. We enjoy a lot of salads throughout the year; however, the spring time seems to bring so many fresh-from-the-garden flavors.

You can buy strawberries any season of the year in most grocery stores and make this salad year-round. But, it just seems when you can get them in season, the prices are better and they just seem to taste better too.

Spring Mix Greens
Spring Mix Greens

What are Spring Mix Greens?

Bags of “spring mix salad greens” are often available year-round. Ideally, these mixes are a combination of different baby lettuces along with a bit of arugula, spinach, and/or baby chard.(source)

Other Spring mix salad greens are often made up of young sprouts ranging from a variety of lettuces of varying tastes and textures, including red romaine, baby spinach, radicchio, green romaine, red oak leaf, mizuna, red leaf, lollo rosso, arugula, red mustard, green mustard, red chard, frisee, and tatsoi.

Spring Mix is available year-round with a peak season in spring and summer.

This delicious spring mix salad recipe is fresh, vibrant, and healthy, made with baby spring mix greens

How to Store Spring Mix Salad Greens

Because the greens that make up spring mix salad are not fully matured, they are also more fragile. This means that they bruise easier, and are more susceptible to heat.

The best way to protect and prolong the life of your greens is by storing them in a large container lined with damp paper towels. If you wrap the leaves in a totally dry paper towel, the moisture from the leaves will be absorbed more quickly, and the leaves dry out. (source)

They also need to be eaten soon after they are bought. Within 5 days if they are stored properly.

Spring Salad Mix Greens are best used in salad recipes with light salad dressings as they are very delicate.

They also have a wide range of flavors, which makes this salad delicious. Flavors range from mild to slightly bitter depending on the blend.

Strawberry Spring Mix Salad
Strawberry Spring Mix Salad

What goes in a Strawberry Spring Mix Salad?

There are so many different ways to make this salad. That is one of the best things about making this delicious salad. There really is no wrong way to do it. Add what you like. In mine, I threw in:

  • Salad Greens
  • Sliced Strawberries
  • Feta Cheese
  • Walnuts

However, you can add so many other things to this salad

Here are a few more ideas to turn this salad into a scrumptious side dish or a light meal.

  • Spinach
  • Sliced Red Onions
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Toasted Almonds
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Sun Flower Seeds
  • Corn
  • Radish
  • Peas
  • Bell Pepper
  • Pecans
  • A wide variety of cheeses

The list of fresh ingredients is really endless.

Find out how to make the oriental style salad dressing to top this healthy salad with.

Add the delicious homemade salad dressing and you have a winning combination.

4 Ingredient Balsamic Vinaigrette
4 Ingredient Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Get that recipe here too. It is just so versatile and a perfect pairing for any type of salad you can dream up.

Top this Healthy Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

It takes just a few ingredients and a few minutes to make your own salad dressing. Everything I have used in this vinaigrette today are in my pantry. This is a very budget-friendly recipe that we enjoy often in the summer months.

A delicious and healthy summer meal starter ~ or an entire meal for lunch

  • Light Olive Oil
  • Sugar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Light Soy Sauce
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste

This Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is Ready for Garden Fresh Ingredients.

If you are lucky enough to have a garden, this would be delicious with the first cuttings of your lettuce. There are so many beautiful and delicious varieties of lettuce that can be used for this recipe.

Fresh Garden Lettuce
Fresh Garden Lettuce

Learn How to Make Your Own Croutons

I love adding a few crispy croutons to my salads. It is such a great way to use up your stale bread of all types too. Make your own for another added flavor dimension. Here is how

Croutons Arranged on a Spoon
Croutons Arranged on a Spoon
Enjoy this healthy strawberry salad.
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Strawberry Spring Mix Salad

Delicious, fresh strawberry salad with homemade salad dressing.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: recipe, salad, Salad Dressing, Strawberry
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 399kcal

Ingredients

  • 4-6 Cups Spring Mix Salad Greens Or other Salad Green You Like
  • 24 Strawberries Sliced
  • 4 Oz Feta Cheese Crumbled
  • 1 Cup Walnuts

Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

  • 2 Tbl. Light Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbl. Sugar
  • 2 Tbl. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbl. Light Soy Sauce
  • Salt To taste
  • Pepper To taste

Instructions

  • Combine all the ingredients for the salad in a large bowl.  Very lightly dress the salad right before serving, reserving the rest of the dressing on the side for people to add more.
    Spring Mix Greens
  • If you want the salad to have a pretty presentation. Dress the spring mix and add the strawberries, Feta cheese, and walnuts on top. Just looks prettier.
    Delicious Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and use a whisk to mix. Or you can add all the ingredients into a jar and shake to mix.
    4 Ingredient Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
  • Use immediately or store in the fridge for up to a week.

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Notes

Here are a few more ideas to turn this salad into a scrumptious side dish or a light meal.
  • Spinach
  • Sliced Red Onions
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Toasted Almonds
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Sun Flower Seeds
  • Corn
  • Radish
  • Peas
  • Bell Pepper
  • Pecans
  • A wide variety of cheeses

Nutrition

Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 739mg | Potassium: 325mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2217IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 189mg | Iron: 2mg

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