Berry Spinach Salad
Berry spinach salad is the perfect spring and summer salad recipe – and it only takes 5 minutes to make! Fresh strawberries, raspberries and blueberries are tossed with baby spinach, goat cheese, red onions and pecans, then drizzled with a sweet and tangy raspberry vinaigrette.
This is a great salad to pair with my Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs, Herbed Honey Mustard Chicken and Carne Asada.
Berry Spinach Salad
This is my go-to salad for an easy 5-minute salad recipe. It combines my favorite salad ingredients – spinach, berries, pecans and goat cheese – and it presents beautifully.
If you follow me on Instagram stories, it’s the spinach salad recipe I whip up most often. Who can resist those tender baby spinach leaves and juicy vibrant berries?
This salad is great for the warm weather months of spring and summer when you’re craving a light and fresh recipe. But if you’d like to add protein, you could easily toss on some shredded chicken or pulled pork for a more filling meal.
Spinach Salad with a Berry Twist
The ingredients in this berry spinach salad are farmer’s market fresh. Of course, you could use frozen berries, but if you can, take advantage of fresh berries while they’re in season. You’ll be glad you did. Here’s what’s in this salad recipe:
- Red onion
- Goat Cheese
To add an extra burst of berry flavor I recommend drizzling my Raspberry Vinaigrette on top. It’s a match made in heaven with this salad. My Champagne Vinaigrette and Lemon Vinaigrette would also be wonderful salad dressing options.
This berry spinach salad is perfect for a 4th of July barbecue (it’s red, white and blue) or Labor Day party, as well a spring or summer potluck or picnic. Enjoy!
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Berry Spinach Salad
- 6 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup strawberries, halved
- 1/2 cup raspberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 1/3 cup goat cheese, crumbled
- 1/3 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup pecans, roughly chopped
- 1/2 recipe Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Add the spinach, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, red onion, goat cheese and pecans to a large mixing and toss together.
- Serve the salad with the raspberry vinaigrette dressing.
Recipe originally posted August 2014, but updated to include new photos and information.
Yum! I am so boring with my salads. This looks tasty.
Will mixed greens work ok with the salad. I dont have spinach on hand. Do I need to swap out anything if I do go with mixed greens?
Yep, that’s totally fine!
Yummy fresh salad. I tweaked it a bit by adding seared Ahi tuna and substituted blackberries for strawberries and used Feta while drizzling the raspberry vinaigrette
Hi! I am just about to make this, I just wanted to ask if I could use walnuts instead of pecans?
Yes you can swap it for whichever nuts you’d like!
I added chicken thigh bites and used blueberries and boysenberry. Your dressing made the Bunco Babes very happy with this salad.
Wonderful! Glad you all enjoyed this salad Mindy :)
I can’t wait to make this. Here is my question: I am going to a pool party and am wondering should I make it when I get there? She lives 30 minutes away. Or maybe just put the dressing on when I get there?
You can just add the dressing when you get there :)
Sorry just saw the chicken comment. Thanks!
Oh my, such an inviting dish! And that color is mesmerizing – can’t wait to have a big bowl of this salad in front of me!
It’s got a delectable sweet taste that contrasts perfectly with the spinach. Enjoy the recipe :)
Låter jätte gott 👍😊
What a colorful looking and healthy salad. The dressing is so delicious and is perfect for this salad.
A great way to utilize any berries you have laying around in your fridge :)
So…the salad looks amazing, but would love to add some meat to it. Any suggestions?
Type “shredded chicken” into the top search bar. ;)
I just bought a LOT of spinach when I was in the grocery store last with nothing in mind. This is perfect! My absolute favourite combo. Thank you for the recipe :)
This will be the perfect way to use up that spinach before it goes bad!
What a gorgeous salad! I am loving all of those beautiful berries. :)
Hi Carrie- The berries are really the star of the show in this salad :)
A perfect summer salad! I normally have all the ingredients on hand, so I can whip this up at any time. It looks so pretty on the plate!
Hi Becky – This really is an easy and simple salad to whip up for the summer time :)
This looks yummy! We don’t care for goat cheese. Do you think Parmesan cheese would work well instead?
This looks yummy! We don’t care for goat cheese. Do you think Parmesan would be good in this salad?
Hi Stephanie – Absolutely! If you’re not a fan of goat cheese, you can substitute it with parmesan or even feta crumbles.
Love this recipe, easy to follow and share with my family
Hi Alondra – Glad you loved this simple, yet delicious recipe! It’s great for a quick family meal.
So yummy!!! Made this today and my mom absolutely loved it as well. Thank you
Wonderful! I’m glad you both loved the salad recipe. It’s so great this time of year with all the fresh berries in season. :)
What goat cheese brand do you recommend?
I don’t have a specific brand I buy, but I do look for organic. :)
I made this today for lunch for a friend. I served it with shredded chicken on the side. I added a bit of honey to the dressing as well. I’ll be making this again. It was so good and fresh tasting.
So happy you enjoyed the salad Karen! This salad is one of my favorites and always a crowd-pleaser! :)
This salad looks amazing! So summery!
Thanks Karly! Yes, it’s great for spring and summer when fresh berries are in abundance. Enjoy!
I was just telling a friend I was craving a colorful, spring inspired salad and then I came across this recipe. It’s light and bright and just what I needed. Thank you!
Awesome – gotta love that perfect timing. :) Enjoy the recipe!
What a beautiful salad. Love all the tastes, textures and colors.
Thanks so much Roxanna! It’s a bright and fresh salad for sure. Hope you enjoy it!
Baby spinach and goat cheese… how awesome those two are when combined! Drizzle some sweet vinaigrette on top and you will get a burst of flavors in one bowl! Delicious recipe.
I agree! I’m such a fan of goat cheese on spinach salads as well. :)
This salad has my name written all over it! Looks so fresh and delicious!
Thanks Taylor! I hope you enjoy the recipe.
This has to be one of my favorite salads!
Thanks Suzy! It the salad recipe I make most frequently as well. :)