Arugula Strawberry Salad with Pickled Onions and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula Strawberry Salad with Pickled Red Onions, Feta, Pistachios, Avocado and Strawberry Vinaigrette is a fresh, ultra flavorful salad perfect for serving as a side dish! Add your favorite protein to turn it into a main entree!

Strawberry Salad with pickled onions, feta, and strawberry vinaigrette

What makes a salad amazing?  

Well. I have opinions.

There needs to be a sweet element, a tangy element, a creamy element, lots of bulk, plenty of crunch, and the whole thing needs to be vibrant and pretty.

For me, provided the above mentioned boxes are checked, I am SUPER into salad. If one of more are missing? Foggetaboutit. 

This strawberry salad with pickled red onions, feta cheese and homemade strawberry vinaigrette fills all my salad needs with flying colors. 

The best part? You can add grilled chicken for a filling, well-balanced meal that takes your taste buds for a real wild ride.

About 17,000 years ago, I posted a recipe for Pickled Red Onions. Have you pickled onions yet? It’s fun! And easy. And makes a salad extra pleasy (<- don’t punch me). There’s just something about the pickled version of an onion that takes the whole experience up a notch.

But don’t worry…I know we’re all short on time and attention span these days, so if you need to keep your onions un-pickled, I won’t judge you.

Let’s make this recipe!

Close up shot of arugula spinach strawberry salad with strawberry vinaigrette

How to Make Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette:

If making the pickled red onions, prepare them first! They will take some time to pickle.

While your onions are pickling, prepare the vinaigrette. To do so, add all ingredients to a small blender and blend until thick and smooth. Keep it in a sealed jar in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.

Once you have your pickled red onions and vinaigrette ready, add the remaining salad ingredients to a large serving bowl. Add in desired amount of pickled red onions and strawberry vinaigrette. Toss everything together until well-combined and serve!

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Enjoy!

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Close up shot of arugula spinach strawberry salad with strawberry vinaigrette

Arugula Spinach Strawberry Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arugula, avocado, feta, pickled onions, spinach, strawberries
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Julia

Green salad with strawberries, pickled red onion, feta, avocado and strawberry vinaigrette

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Ingredients

  • 2.5 ounces baby arugula
  • 2.5 ounces baby spinach
  • 1.5 cups ripe strawberries trimmed and chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado peeled and sliced
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup pickled red onions

Strawberry Vinaigrette:

  • 2/3 cup ripe strawberries chopped
  • 1/4 cup avocado oil
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar or rice vinegar
  • 1.5 Tbsp honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1.5 Tbsp stone ground mustard or dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt to taste

Instructions

  1. If making the pickled red onions, prepare them first! They will take some time to pickle.

  2. While your onions are pickling, prepare the vinaigrette. To do so, add all ingredients to a small blender and blend until thick and smooth. Keep it in a sealed jar in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it.

  3. Once you have your pickled red onions and vinaigrette ready, add the remaining salad ingredients to a large serving bowl. Add in desired amount of pickled red onions and strawberry vinaigrette. Toss everything together until well-combined and serve!

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Spinach, Pickled Red Onions, Feta, Avocado, Pistachios and Strawberry Vinaigrette

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