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Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette | A Couple Cooks

Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This easy strawberry salad recipe features a creamy homemade balsamic dressing and sweet ripe berries. It’s the perfect side dish!



For the salad

  • 2 cups ripe strawberries
  • 8 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds or pecan pieces
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • Fresh ground black pepper

For the balsamic vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil


  1. Wash and slice the strawberries. Wash and dry the salad greens.
  2. Thinly slice the red onion Tip: To mellow the flavor, soak the onion slices in cold water for about 20 minutes prior to serving, then drain.
  3. Optional: In a small saucepan over medium heat, toast the nuts for a few minutes until they are golden brown, stirring frequently and watching carefully so that they don’t burn.
  4. Make the balsamic vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and kosher salt. Then gradually whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until fully emulsified and creamy.
  5. To serve, spread the greens on a plate and top with strawberries, red onion, almonds, feta cheese crumbles, vinaigrette, and several grinds of black pepper.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Italian

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