Strawberry Spring Salad

It’s only a couple of weeks until Easter and Passover.  Whether you’re planning a holiday meal or just looking for ideas for dinner, it’s hard to beat a simple salad of fresh mixed lettuce and fresh strawberries.  Right now Florida spring strawberries are still in the markets. If you live in an area that doesn’t have good fresh strawberries in the local stores, pin this recipe for the summer when you can eat fresh local lettuce and strawberries.



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Today’s salad is made with fresh mixed lettuce from a local grower.  A spring mix or even baby spinach would also work well.  The salad dressing is based on champagne vinegar, but if you prefer your own vinaigrette like balsamic, feel free to use it.  I’m using a trail mix on the salad, but you could easily substitute sliced almonds, pecans, or walnuts. Making simple changes like this gives you a different salad every time you eat!







Strawberry Spring Salad     

Use organic when available. Makes 4 servings


Strawberry Spring Salad

A tasty salad to welcome spring with spring baby greens, fresh strawberries, trail mix, and champagne salad dressing.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword champagne salad dressing, strawberry spring salad
Servings 4



  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, quartered
  • 4 to 5 oz mixed organic salad greens (1 bag)
  • 1 cup glazed nut & fruit trail mix or sliced nuts
  • 1/4 cup champagne salad dressing
  • Optional 8-oz package crumbled feta (or goat) cheese

Champagne Salad Dressing

  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 tsp minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste 


  • For salad dressing, mix in small bowl the mustard, garlic, vinegar, and dash of salt and pepper
  • Whisk slowly while adding olive oil until emulsified
  • Add more salt and pepper if needed and set aside
  • Quarter strawberries
  • In large bowl, add mixed salad greens. strawberries & trail mix
  • Mix gently with salad dressing
  • Sprinkle cheese on top if using
  • Serve


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

32 thoughts to “Strawberry Spring Salad”

  1. Mmmmmm… Strawberries are such a treat in Spring! Nearby Stillwell, Oklahoma hosts a Strawberry Festival every May and we always purchase a couple of flats that are locally grown and picked the week of the festival. ‘So delicious. I’d love to try the champagne dressing. Thank you for the recipe! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  2. Oh, yum I love strawberries and lose trek of when to buy what. I do know that this year seemed exceptional for oranges. I actually found some watermelon slices today and they were pretty good, can spring like weather be far behind? (yeah probably (:)

  3. What a lot of lovely flavours and textures there are in your Strawberry Spring Salad, Carol! Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party.

  4. Yummm…strawberry salad is one of my favorite, but I always use a fruity dressing so I’ll have to try this one out!

  5. Love that pretty post for pinning, Carol, and this salad looks delicious. I pulled some strawberries out of the fridge today and had to throw them out because they were too ripe. We were so disappointed! Off to the store again! 😉

    1. Strawberries do have a short life in comparison to apples. You have to get them and eat them relatively fast, but I do love them.

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  7. That sounds so delicious! And super Springy too! I hope you don’t mind, but I’d like to share a couple of your links on a roundup I’ll be posting in a few days. 🙂 Happy Easter!

  8. Hi Carol,
    This salad looks so yummy…..I make one very similiar to it and it is loved by everyone. You can also add some chicken to it if you want to make it a dinner salad. Thanks for sharing it….
    Hope this finds you doing well.

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