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The Best Recipe for Strawberry Spinach Salad

With balsamic strawberries, burrata cheese and a delicious dressing, this truly is the most incredible recipe for strawberry spinach salad.

Recipe for strawberry spinach salad

While the average strawberry spinach salad recipe will call for feta cheese or goat cheese, this one uses burrata cheese with a special strawberry balsamic glaze drizzled over the burrata and mixed with the strawberries.

The combination of the sweet strawberries with the tangy balsamic dressing and the creamy burrata cheese is SO GOOD! There is nothing quite like a summer salad with fresh ingredients. Of course this is best enjoyed during the warmer months of strawberry season so you have fresh, sweet berries to use. However if you freeze some fresh strawberries you can enjoy this colorful salad any time of the year.

An extra special ingredient that makes this recipe top notch is Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar from F.Oliver’s. If you have a local olive oil and vinegar shop, you might be able to find this ingredient locally. If not, you can order it online at F.Oliver’s here.

strawberry balsamic vinegar

There are a lot of delicious strawberry spinach salad recipes out there but I’m telling you – they don’t compare to this one.

Recipe for Strawberry Spinach Salad with Burrata

Strawberry Spinach Salad Ingredients:

  • Fresh spinach
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Fresh basil
  • Burrata cheese
  • Sliced or slivered almonds
  • Lemon zest
  • Optional: Sunflower seeds

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients:

  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • High quality balsamic vinegar, strawberry balsamic if you can find it – I get mine here
  • Pure maple syrup or honey
  • Lemon juice

Tools You’ll Need:

  • Whisk
  • Medium bowl
  • Lemon zester
  • Herb chopper or sharp knife
recipe for strawberry spinach salad ingredients
ingredients for strawberry spinach salad

Directions:

Divide the fresh baby spinach between two salad bowls.

Place one piece of burrata on top of each salad.

Hull and chop the ripe strawberries into small pieces and place in a medium bowl.

Chop the fresh basil and combine with the strawberries.

Now it’s time to make the homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Whisk together the olive oil, strawberry balsamic vinegar, pure maple syrup (or honey) and lemon juice.

Pour the dressing over the strawberry-basil mixture and stir well to combine.

Spoon the balsamic strawberries over the spinach and burrata.

Top with sliced or slivered almonds. Zest a lemon over the top of each salad.

That’s it – easy peasy lemon squeezy.

balsamic strawberries for strawberry spinach salad

What is Burrata?

Burrata is a soft cow’s milk cheese that is formed into a ball. It has an outer layer of fresh mozzarella and an inside that is filled with fresh curd and rich, thick cream. It has a rich, buttery, creamy taste that is so fresh.

The texture of Burrata is slightly firm, yet silky smooth on the outside, with an inside that is filled with soft, delicate, creamy fresh curd-like cheese.

I mean, what is not to love here? Burrata is a cheese lover’s dream.

what is burrata?

Where can I buy Burrata?

You may be able to buy burrata in your local grocery store – it will be in the speciality cheese section of the store. You can also purchase it at a specialty cheese shop. My recommendation is to order it online from Pierre Cheese Market.

Pierre Cheese Market has one simple mission – to share the finest artisanal cheese products with their customers. Their cheeses are the mark of high quality, great taste and craftsmanship in fresh cheeses.

recipe for strawberry spinach salad

What to Serve With Strawberry Spinach Salad

I recommend serving this colorful salad with a crusty bread and a high quality dipping oil. The best wine pairing is a cold, crisp Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand.

This spinach strawberry salad makes the perfect side dish or light lunch. It can be served as a main course if you add some grilled sliced chicken breasts to it. This beautiful salad is perfect for a special occasion or a dinner party.

This is such an easy spinach salad. The burrata, basil and strawberry balsamic vinegar are delicious additions. Add in a few simple ingredients and this summery strawberry spinach salad is YUMMMMMY!!!

Leftovers can be stored in a glass airtight container but I recommend storing the balsamic juicy strawberries and the spinach and burrata all in separate containers.

recipe for strawberry spinach salad

The Best Recipe for Strawberry Spinach Salad

With balsamic strawberries, burrata cheese and a delicious dressing, this truly is the most incredible recipe for strawberry spinach salad.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Servings 2
Calories 580 kcal

Equipment

  • Medium bowl
  • Lemon zester
  • Herb chopper or sharp knife

Ingredients
  

Strawberry Spinach Salad Ingredients:

  • 5 oz Fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup Fresh strawberries hulled and chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh basil chopped and more for serving
  • 8 oz Burrata cheese
  • 1/4 cup Sliced or slivered almonds
  • Lemon zest from one lemon
  • Optional: Sunflower seeds

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp High quality balsamic vinegar strawberry balsamic if you can find it – I get mine here
  • 1.5 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Pure maple syrup or honey

Instructions
 

  • Divide the fresh baby spinach between two salad bowls.
  • Place one piece of burrata on top of each salad.
  • Hull and chop the ripe strawberries into small pieces and place in a medium bowl.
  • Chop the fresh basil and combine with the strawberries.
  • Now time to make the homemade balsamic dressing.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, strawberry balsamic vinegar, pure maple syrup (or honey) and lemon juice.
  • Pour the dressing over the strawberry-basil mixture and stir well to combine.
  • Spoon the balsamic strawberries over the spinach and burrata.
  • Top with sliced or slivered almonds. Zest a lemon over the top of each salad.
  • That’s it – easy peasy lemon squeezy.

Notes

Nutritional information is estimated and provided for your reference only.
Nutrition Facts
The Best Recipe for Strawberry Spinach Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
580
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
51
g
78
%
Saturated Fat
 
18
g
113
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
14
g
Cholesterol
 
81
mg
27
%
Sodium
 
60
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
758
mg
22
%
Carbohydrates
 
20
g
7
%
Fiber
 
7
g
29
%
Sugar
 
10
g
11
%
Protein
 
28
g
56
%
Vitamin A
 
7607
IU
152
%
Vitamin C
 
67
mg
81
%
Calcium
 
772
mg
77
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Liz

    5 stars
    This is an amazing combination of flavors!

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