Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad (with video)

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Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad with fresh strawberries, spinach, feta, bacon and homemade strawberry vinaigrette is a sweet, salty, smoky satisfying salad! 

strawberry salad with stromboli
Strawberry Salad With Stromboli

Strawberry Season

When strawberry season finally arrives, after a long cold winter of zero fresh fruits, I want strawberries in everything I can possibly get them in!

Just up the street from me is a strawberry farm that lays quietly with black tarp over the sleeping strawberry fields during the winter months.

The day that tarp comes off, my kitchen is in full swing for my own little strawberry festival of flavors!

strawberry patch visit
Strawberry Patch Visit

Strawberry Salad

No, this is not a fruit salad. This is the most amazing combination of sweet strawberries, salty feta, smoky bacon with a homemade strawberry vinaigrette tossed into a lovely dark bundle of spinach, and a zest of orange on top!

For a complete meal, serve strawberry salad with a homemade Stromboli. A meal with lots of garden goodies!

Strawberry Vinaigrette 

How about a fast salad dressing that is sure to elevate any salad you drizzle it over!

Fresh strawberries pureed with garlic, chili flakes, white balsamic vinegar, olive oil rosemary and sea salt.

Vinaigrette will last one week in the fridge, so don’t be shy, make a jar full for the entire week of fabulous salads!

strawberry vinaigrette ingredients
Strawberry Vinaigrette Ingredients

How To Make Strawberry Salad

If you are like me, the last thing you want to do at the end of a beautiful day is be stuck in the kitchen for an hour to prepare a meal while the sun is still out.

I learned long ago to be smart about spring and summer cooking and do the prep early in the morning and then ‘fa-getta bout it’!

  • Bacon gets popped in the oven for 20 minutes to bake, drain, then store in the fridge
  • Spinach washed
  • Feta chopped
  • Strawberries sliced
  • Strawberry vinaigrette pureed and put in the fridge until dinner

Come dinner, it’s all ready to toss together and maybe serve with a loaf of Stromboli or a crunchy baguette and maybe… just maybe a Strawberry Daiquiri

How To Make Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Vinaigrette is so darn easy!

  • In the blender or food processor, toss a handful of washed and stemmed strawberries
  • White balsamic or even apple cider vinegar
  • Garlic, because garlic adds depth to acidic foods
  • Chili flakes, yes chili flakes to elevate this vinaigrette with a little heat
  • Salt and fresh herbs
  • While the machine is running, pour in a little olive oil to emulsify the mixture and you have a fabulous salad dressing!

Other Fabulous Strawberry Recipes At Whisk And Dine

Ingredients Needed

salad ingredients
Salad Ingredients

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Chopping knife
  • Large spoon
  • Sauté pan – to cook bacon
Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad

Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad

Strawberry salad with fresh strawberries, spinach, feta, bacon and strawberry vinaigrette for a sweet, salty, smoky satisfying salad!
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Course: Salads and Veggies
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal


  • Raw Spinach – 1 lb washed and dried
  • Strawberries – 1 1/2 cups, washed and quartered
  • Feta Cheese – 8 oz cut into cubes
  • Bacon – 1 lb cooked and rough chopped
  • – 1/2 cup
  • Orange – 1 orange for the zest


  • In a large bowl, place the washed/dried spinach and strawberry vinaigrette. Toss well. Transfer to individual plates or one family size plate.
  • Lay the strawberries, feta, bacon neatly across the top of the spinach. Grate a generous zest of orange across the top of the salad and serve.



  •  A great swap-out for the smoked bacon is slices of smoked salmon! 
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 300kcal
    Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad
    Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad

    My Muffin Madness


    In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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