Add a bright pop of color to your table with our strawberry pecan salad. Whether you need a healthy main dish or a fun side to bring to a summer cookout, this fresh salad is the perfect way to celebrate the warmer months with fresh, juicy strawberries and the sharp crispness of pecans.
Brighten Your Summer With Our Strawberry Pecan Salad
If you have a salad skeptic on your hands, one of the best ways to convert them is by making strawberry pecan salad. This light and fresh dish is the perfect way to get even the most hesitant to eat their greens.
The sweet, ripe berries in this salad meld well with the pecans’ butteriness and the feta’s salty creaminess. To top the dish off, it features a honey balsamic poppy seed dressing. This dressing perfectly complements the salad’s earthy sweetness while adding a slight savoriness that will keep anyone at your table reaching for more.
Ingredients That Go Into Our Strawberry Pecan Salad
As with any salad, feel free to mix and match ingredients based on your personal preferences. For example, you can use romaine instead of spinach or add blueberries and mandarin oranges instead of strawberries.
To make the salad, you will need the following ingredients:
- ¾ cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1 pound of strawberries, hulled and quartered
- 10 ounces of fresh baby spinach
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced
- ¾ cup raw pecans
Ingredients you will need to make the dressing are:
- 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 ½ tablespoons honey
- 1 ½ tablespoons poppy seeds
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
How to Make Our Strawberry Pecan Salad
To start putting this delicious salad together, roast the pecans in a 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes. Once the pecans cool, move them to a cutting board and roughly chop them.
After chopping up the pecans, place the sliced onions in a bowl, and cover them with cold water to help remove their harsh bite. As the onion sits, whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl until the mixture is smooth. Assemble the dish by placing the spinach in a serving bowl and layering the strawberries and red onion on top. Drizzle the dressing over the salad according to your preferences before adding the feta and pecans.
As you make the salad, remember to dress the greens as soon as possible before serving. Store the dressing in an airtight container for up to five days after making it to keep it fresh.
Enjoy Fresh Georgia-Grown Pecans From Pecan Nation
At Pecan Nation, we pride ourselves on our selection of delicious and nutritious Georgia-grown pecans. We are in charge of the entire harvesting and production process, so you can feel confident your pecans will be at peak freshness when they arrive. If you want to make your strawberry pecan salad even more exciting, we invite you to explore our selection of flavored pecans, such as cinnamon or maple crumbles. Find your new favorite flavor or explore our selection of recipes to inspire your next dish today!