Berry Spinach Salad


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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.

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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Berry Spinach Salad

5 from 19 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


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.


  • 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.


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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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Made the Spinach berry salad with raspberry vinaigrette dressing. Was used with grilled chicken. Everyone loved it! Left with a copy of recipe and your book title. Thank you, Lisa.5 stars

  2. 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?

  3. 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 5 stars

  4. I added chicken thigh bites and used blueberries and boysenberry. Your dressing made the Bunco Babes very happy with this salad.5 stars

  5. 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?5 stars

  6. 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!5 stars

  7. 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 :)5 stars

  8. 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!5 stars

    1. Hi Stephanie – Absolutely! If you’re not a fan of goat cheese, you can substitute it with parmesan or even feta crumbles.

    1. Hi Alondra – Glad you loved this simple, yet delicious recipe! It’s great for a quick family meal.

    1. 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. :)

  9. 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. 5 stars

    1. So happy you enjoyed the salad Karen! This salad is one of my favorites and always a crowd-pleaser! :)

  10. 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!5 stars

  11. 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.5 stars