This strawberry walnut spinach salad is the epitome of spring. With fresh berries coming in to season and local farmers markets starting to open, you can get the ingredients at the peak of freshness and support you local farmer all at the same time.
I love the combination of the sweet strawberries with the salty goat cheese and the walnuts add a nice crunch. You can use plain walnuts or take a stab at making these maple glazed walnuts. They are sweet and salty and the perfect addition to this salad. They also make a great snack!
You can top it with any dressing you like. I like using a balsamic or poppy seed but you can use whatever you like. This salad is great as a side or add a little chicken or protein of choice to make it heartier.
It is absolutely fabulous to serve to a big crowd as you can just get the big one pound package of spinach from Costco or wherever you shop. They also have the best goat cheese! Throw in more berries, onion and walnuts and you will have the perfect salad for whatever event you are hosting. It also travels well so can be the perfect dish for a potluck or gathering.
Strawberry Walnut Spinach Salad
1 6 oz Package Fresh Spinach
1/2 Cup Walnut Halves
1/2 Cup Crumbled Goat Cheese
1 Cup Fresh Sliced Strawberries
1/4 Cup Sliced Red Onion
Place Spinach in large serving bowl. Top with remaining ingredients. Toss and serve with dressing of choice.