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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 in a large bowl.

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.

Close up photo of berry spinach salad.

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:

  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Red onion
  • Goat Cheese
  • Pecans

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!

Raspberry vinaigrette drizzled on berry spinach salad.

Raspberry vinaigrette dressing drizzled on berry spinach salad.

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5 from 8 votes

Berry Spinach Salad

Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan
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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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 283kcal, Carbohydrates: 16.7g, Protein: 10.2g, Fat: 20.6g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 13.7mg, Sodium: 295mg, Fiber: 7.2g, Sugar: 6.2g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Berry Spinach Salad, Spinach Salad
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Recipe originally posted August 2014, but updated to include new photos and information. 

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18 comments on “Berry Spinach Salad”

  1. So yummy!!! Made this today and my mom absolutely loved it as well. Thank you

  2. What goat cheese brand do you recommend?

  3. 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! :)

  4. This salad looks amazing! So summery!

  5. 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!

  6. What a beautiful salad. Love all the tastes, textures and colors.

  7. 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.

  8. This salad has my name written all over it! Looks so fresh and delicious!

  9. This has to be one of my favorite salads!