Say hello to the Summer Salad you’ve been searching for! Spinach Basil Strawberry Summer Salad! Light, refreshing, crunchy and nutrient rich!
OH. MY. GOODNESS. Hi friends!!! I made this salad exactly 3 years ago for the bloggy and decided it needed a face lift! I’ve been filling my time up lately with instructing Pilates, Indoor Cycling at Cyclebar and keeping this blog up and running of course! (Oh, and weddings, travel, birthdays, sleep, taking my dog to emergency pet hospital, you know…LIFE!)
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?
I am loving 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!
This salad is…
Loaded with flavonoids and polyphenols (hello seasonal berries)
Easy to make
I hope you enjoy it!
Spinach, Basil, and Strawberry Summer Salad
Simple ingredients and perfect for summer!
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 Tbsp. Boysenberry 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 chopped
- 1 small red onion halved and sliced thinly crosswise
- 1/2 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
- 2 cups fresh strawberries sliced
- 4 oz. feta cheese
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.