Strawberries are finally in season, and this Strawberry and Baby Lettuce Spring Salad is the perfect way to celebrate. Fresh baby lettuces, ripe strawberries, and creamy goat cheese, this salad is perfect for these coming warmer months!
Strawberries are one of my very favorite fruits (along with watermelon, and nectarines, and peaches, I like fruit, what can I say!).
I am so happy that strawberries are back in season! Not only are they finally more afforable, but it's the time of the year that strawberries actually taste like strawberries.
This salad starts with a wonderful base of baby lettuces. I love using a more tender lettuce in this salad, as opposed to an iceberg or a romaine. To me, it fits more with the delicate, light nature of the dish!
I didn't do poppy seed dressing here, which is something you often see. I thought honey mustard vinaigrette would work well and is my preference. Feel free to use a poppy seed dressing, if that's what you like! It would taste just as good.
As I often say with most of my recipes, this salad could be adjusted to suit your tastes. Here are some easy add-ins/adjustments:
- sunflower seeds
- mandarin oranges
This salad comes together quickly and easily! All you need is about 5 minutes, and mostly pantry staples!
How to Make this Strawberry Salad:
Begin with the dressing: Combine all of the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl. I suggest a bowl with a tight lid, so that you can shake to combine. This is also helpful for storing any leftover dressing that you don't use.
Prepare your fruit: Wash and chop your strawberries and cucumber. I like to peel part of the skin off the the cucumber before slicing it, but that is totally a preference thing!
Plate your salad: Whether you are preparing this to serve for a group, or one serving for yourself, place down greens first. Then top with strawberries, cucumber, pecans, and crumbled goat cheese. Pour on the dressing immediately before serving so that the lettuce stays crisp.
Fresh baby lettuces, ripe strawberries, and creamy goat cheese, this Strawberry and Baby Lettuces Spring salad is perfect for these coming warmer months!
- 4 cups baby Mixed Lettuces
- ¼ cup (2 oz.) Goat Cheese
- 2 cups fresh strawberries, halved or quartered
- ½ cucumber, sliced
- ¼ cup chopped pecans
Honey Mustard Vinaigrette
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup stone Ground mustard
- salt and pepper, to taste
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbs. honey
Place bed of greens down on serving platter.
Top with strawberries, cucumber, crumbled goat cheese, and chopped pecans.
To make dressing: In a small bowl or container with a lid, combine vinaigrette ingredients until well combined. Top salad with desired amount of dressing and serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 266Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 62mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 3gSugar: 10gProtein: 3g