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Strawberry Spinach Basil Salad

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Strawberry Spinach Salad: the Spring & Summer Salad you’ve been searching for! Light, refreshing, crunchy and nutrient rich!

Strawberry Spinach Basil Salad screams warmer weather. It’s Spring here in Fresno about 68 degrees today but in a month or so these temps will be screaming 90 and above!

A many of you know the Pilates studio I am working at is called BEYOND Studios – we teach reformer Pilates and needless to say – I’m HOOKED.

I love that it is low-impact, yet we make it challenging by adding in cardio components (like using the trampoline)! We call the workout PHIT – Pilates Hybrid Interval Training – have you worked out on a reformer before? If not, you should try!

strawberry basil salad in a large wooden bowl

Between teaching classes, I make recipes for the blog. Living the dream life!!

It’s almost 1 year since I left my stable 8-5 job and I am so thankful for this new life I have made for myself. AND ultra thankful for all of your love and support!!! Would not be here if it wasn’t for you. So a million times thank you.

As a dietitian I love being able to combine my passion for health and nutrition with teaching fitness. They go hand in hand! Since I do workout so often I am constantly thinking of creative ways to fuel my body – this salad paired with a Margarita Pizza the other night hit the spot! 

What makes this salad different from other spinach strawberry salads?

  • I use fresh basil in my salad and the dressing is the ultimate kicker.
  • The other fixings in this salad include red onions, feta cheese, and walnuts…and strawberries of course!

Tell me more about this dressing…

  • This dressing is hands down one of my favorite dressings of all time and it’s only 4 ingredients yet producers smashing results.
  • You will use either boysenberry or strawberry preserves and mix with olive oil, balsamic and Sriracha. If your preserves are a little think, you can always toss in the food processor and pulse a few times. That’s it!

This salad is…

  • Loaded with flavonoids and polyphenols (hello seasonal berries) 
  • Crunchy
  • Seasonal 
  • Easy to make
  • Refreshing 
strawberry spinach salad on white plates

I hope you enjoy it!! 



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Strawberry Basil Salad - refreshing and perfect for Summer!
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Spinach, Basil, and Strawberry Summer Salad

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Simple ingredients and perfect for summer!


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Boysenberry or strawberry preserves
  • 1 tsp. Sriracha sauce (or another hot sauce you prefer)
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh basil (chiffonade)
  • 1 small red onion (halved and sliced thinly crosswise)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries (sliced)
  • 4 oz. feta cheese

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  • Combine vinegar, preserves, hot sauce, and olive oil in a small bowl or jar. Shake/whisk until combined and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix spinach, basil, onion, and walnuts. Drizzle dressing over lightly and toss to mix. Gently stir in strawberries and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Right before serving, top with the feta cheese.

Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is automatically calculated. It should only be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Kroll's Korner can’t make any guarantees to the accuracy of this information.


Strawberry Basil Salad - refreshing and perfect for Summer!


Strawberry and Spinach salad in a wooden bowl
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Chelsea Ebaugh

Once made can you keep for leftovers? Like could I make for the week for lunch? Of course I’d put dressing on each day but would everything else last?


So pretty! I can almost taste it

Lauren Grant | Zestful Kitchen

Count me in for this summer salad! Looks so tasty!


I LOVE strawberry salads! I will be so happy to have a recipe now. (great pics too!)

Pam Greer

What a gorgeous salad! Perfect for healthy sprig and summer eating! That pilates workout sounds wonderful, I wonder if there is anything like that around where I live?

Marie-Charlotte Chatelain

This salad has EVERYTHING I love! I am totally and completely sold and the dressing sounds out of this world! Also, LOVE your pics!

Mary Bostow

Ooh that looks crazy good! I bet the strawberries and basil are fantastic together. Thanks for such a great idea!


I’ve never tryed a sort of combination basil+strawberries. Will definetely try it. Thanks for sharing

Luci's Morsels

I can’t wait to get back to pilates (post-pregnancy)! I miss it more than I even imagined. I haven’t really gotten into reformer pilates though. Still on my list! This salad, however, will be happening immediately! It looks PERFECT!!


I love strawberries in a salad. They add so much flavour, without adding a lot of extra calories.