Strawberry Feta Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Strawberry Feta Salad is the ultimate salad to have on your list for the summer! If you’re looking for a satisfying meal that won’t heat up your kitchen, this is it! Pair with a piece or chicken or a grilled pork chop when enjoying as a side option.

Strawberry Feta Salad is the ultimate salad to have on your list for the summer! If you're looking for a satisfying meal that won't heat up your kitchen, this is it! Pair with a piece or chicken or a grilled pork chop when enjoying as a side option.

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I’m grateful that we don’t often experience extremely hot summers, but every so often, we get one that knocks us back. Even if the temperatures aren’t overly hot, this salad is a fresh side option that you can enjoy any time of the year.

The combination of fresh, sweet strawberries and a rich balsamic glaze gives this light and refreshing salad an almost dessert-like quality. However, the peppery arugula and the salty Feta cheese balance out the sweetness, while the pecans add a satisfying crunch.

This salad can stand alone as a meal option and can made up ahead of time (dressing on the side!) for lunches or meal prep. Pair with a grilled chicken breast or pork chop if you want to use it as a side dish option. I love the variety of flavors in this salad. It’s very satisfying without feeling heavy after eating.

Frozen strawberries can be used for this salad, but you’ll want to thaw them and drain as much water from them as possible. When strawberries are in season, I love to use fresh produce as much as possible. Other add-in options include spinach, bacon, and raisins. The combinations are endless!

Up close view of Balsamic dressing drizzled on salad

Ingredients to Make the Strawberry Feta Salad:

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Feta cheese
  • Pecan halves
  • Sea salt
  • Black pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar

How to Make the Salad:

Add the Romaine lettuce, arugula, strawberries, Feta cheese and pecans to a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and drizzle with the olive oil. Gently toss to combine and set aside.

To make the balsamic glaze, heat the balsamic vinegar over medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring continually, until the liquid is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume, approximately 8-10 minutes.

Remove from heat and cool slightly before drizzling over the salad. Transfer the salad to individual salad bowls and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Cheese, walnuts, and strawberries in the salad
Strawberry Feta Salad is the ultimate salad to have on your list for the summer! If you're looking for a satisfying meal that won't heat up your kitchen, this is it! Pair with a piece or chicken or a grilled pork chop when enjoying as a side option.
Yield: 4 Servings

Strawberry Feta Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

The combination of fresh, sweet strawberries and a rich balsamic glaze gives this light and refreshing salad an almost dessert-like quality. However, the peppery arugula and the salty Feta cheese balance out the sweetness, while the pecans add a satisfying crunch.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1-pint fresh strawberries, trimmed and quartered
  • 3 oz. Feta cheese
  • ½ cup pecan halves
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar

Instructions

    Add the Romaine lettuce, arugula, strawberries, Feta cheese and pecans to a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and drizzle with the olive oil. Gently toss to combine and set aside.


    To make the balsamic glaze, heat the balsamic vinegar over medium-high heat until it begins to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring continually, until the liquid is reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume, approximately 8-10 minutes.


    Remove from heat and cool slightly before drizzling over the salad. Transfer the salad to individual salad bowls and serve immediately. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 297Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 289mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 4gSugar: 16gProtein: 6g

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The combination of fresh, sweet strawberries and a rich balsamic glaze gives this light and refreshing salad an almost dessert-like quality. However, the peppery arugula and the salty Feta cheese balance out the sweetness, while the pecans add a satisfying crunch.

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