Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad

Eating Works @eatingworks
by Eating Works @eatingworks
8 Servings
20 min

I want to share with you my all-time favorite springtime salad recipe – this healthy Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad! This salad is perfect for any occasion, from a quick lunch to an elegant dinner party. The sweet and juicy strawberries paired with tangy goat cheese and a homemade creamy balsamic dressing make this salad a true crowd-pleaser.

strawberry and goat cheese salad in a white bowl

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The result? A perfect balance of sweet, tangy, and nutty flavors that will leave your taste buds wanting more. This salad is not only delicious but also healthy, packed with essential vitamins and nutrients from the fresh ingredients.

The Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad is perfect for those who are looking for a refreshing and satisfying meal that won’t leave them feeling heavy or bloated. It’s a great option for vegetarians or those who are trying to eat healthier.

Why You’ll Love This Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe

This salad is so simple to make and yet full of flavor. It’s also healthy and no matter what diet you’re on chances are you can enjoy this salad.

  • Gluten Free
  • Simple
  • Nut Free
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Keto Friendly
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Ingredients for Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad

For the Salad:

  • Spinach
  • Strawberries
  • Sea Salt
  • Lemon
  • English Cucumbers
  • Soft Goat Cheese
  • Hard Goat Cheese

For the Creamy Balsamic Dressing:

  • Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Maple Syrup
  • Garlic
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper

How to Make This Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese

Making this strawberry and goat cheese salad couldn’t be easier. Just follow these quick and simple steps!

Assemble the Strawberry and Goats Cheese Salad

  • Slice the cucumbers in half and scoop out the seeds. Then cut the cucumber into quarters. Thinly slice the cucumbers.
  • Clean and remove the greens from the strawberry stems, slice them thinly.
  • Crumble the soft goat cheese and shave the Manchengo goat cheese.
  • Shred the dill.
  • Place the spinach, strawberries, cucumbers, goat cheese in a bowl. Drizzle with the creamy balsamic dressing.

Make the creamy balsamic dressing in minutes:

You’re going to be blown away by how amazing this dressing recipe tastes despite how simple it is to make. Follow these simple steps to get the best results!

  • Emulsify the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, salt and pepper in a high speed blender until the dressing is perfectly creamy

Is this Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad Gluten Free?

Yes this strawberry and goat cheese salad is gluten free because the ingredients are free from wheat and wheat derivatives.

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Is this Strawberry and Got Cheese Salad Keto and Low Carb?

Recipe Tips

  • If your cucumbers are waxed peel them.
  • Remove the seeds from the cucumbers. The watery seeds will make your salad wet and the dressing wont stick to the lettuce.
  • Make sure your lettuce is dry before you dress the salad. Since oil and water don’t mix the wet lettuce will make the dressing slide off the lettuce. The best way to make sure your lettuce is dry is to use pre-washed spinach.

Recipe Variations for Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad

  • Make it a meal by adding grilled shrimp or some salmon fillet.
  • Add toasted walnuts or sliced almonds.
  • If you don’t like goat cheese you can use mozzarella or Parmesan cheese.

What is the Best Way to Store This Salad?

The best way to store this salad is to put it in a glass or plastic air tight container that is lined with paper towel. The paper towel on the bottom of the container will absorb moisture from the salad which will keep it fresher longer.

It’s also important to store the dressing separately from the salad. I love storing leftover dressing in a reusable salad dressing container.

How many calories are in a strawberry goat cheese salad?

One cup of this strawberry and goat cheese salad is 157 calories.

How many carbs share in a goat cheese salad?

One cup of strawberry and goat cheese salad has 8 grams of carbs.

What’s the best kind of goat cheese to use?

The best type of goat cheese to use is a soft goat cheese that is either plain or sweetened with honey. You want to stay away from a goat cheese that has been packed in herbs or other seasoning. The other seasoning won’t taste great with the sweetness of the strawberries.

Can I use other berries?

Yes! If you don’t have strawberries you can use raspberries or blackberries. I’ve tried using blueberries in this salad and I didn’t like the way the blueberries tasted with the goat cheese.

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a quick, easy, and healthy salad recipe that’s bursting with flavor, look no further than the Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll be hooked! So go ahead, give it a try, and let me know what you think!

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Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad
Recipe details
  • 8  Servings
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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For the Dressing
  • 1/2 C Olive Oil
  • 1/2 C Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 T Dijon Mustard
  • 1 T Maple Syrup
  • 1/8 Tsp Black Pepper
For the Strawberry and Goat Cheese Salad
  • 2 English Cucumbers thinly sliced with seeds removed
  • 4 C Spinach
  • 4 Ounces Soft Goat Cheese crumbled
  • 4 Ounces Manchengo Goat Cheese shaved
  • 4 Tbsp Fresh Dill shredded
Prepare the Creamy Balsamic Dressing
Emulsify the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, salt and pepper in a high speed blender until the dressing is perfectly creamy
Assemble the Salad
In a large bowl add the spinach, cucumber, goat cheese, strawberries and dill. Drizzle with the balsamic dressing and toss.
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