Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

This Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans is one of my favorites because it’s so simple to make and pairs perfectly with just about anything! Especially during grilling season!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied PecansOh how I adore strawberry season! Cheap, plump berries for all!

I love tossing fresh fruits into salads for a bright pop of color and sweet juicy flavor.

I’ll bring this salad to pot lucks or over to a friend’s house for dinner and it ALWAYS receives rave reviews.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans Recipe Video

I serve it with a balsamic vinaigrette, but I’m usually too pressed for time to make my own so I just use the bottled variety. If I’m making it to share with friends I’ll pour the dressing into a small mason jar to give the impression that I made the dressing too… is that cheating?

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

Look, I love a good homemade dressing, but when you’re in a pinch the store bought stuff will suffice.

I have even used store bought candied pecans to make this salad before, BUT this time I’ll show you how simple these candied pecans are to make. Technically you could make half a batch for this salad, but I double it so that I can snack on the pecans… (these are the pecans that inspired my Pralines and Cream Ice Cream Recipe too!)

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

Those pecans go quickly!

So does this salad.

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

Toppings for Strawberry Spinach Salad:

  • I used soft goat cheese here, but a good feta cheese would work as well. Feta is more salty with a bit of a bite to it, where the goat cheese is more subtle in flavor with a creamy texture. Either one will work, so go with whatever tickles your taste buds!
  • A thinly sliced purple onion would add great color and flavor to this salad as well!
  • You can substitute the candied pecans for roasted pistachios, candied walnuts, or even sliced almonds if desired!

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Candied Pecans

You’ll love every aspect of this beautiful salad, I just know it! 🙂

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