Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

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Fresh Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad is a great combination of sweet, savory flavors. Made with a tangy homemade balsamic vinaigrette. Ready in 20 minutes or less, your whole family will love this vibrant salad.

Ceramic bowl with greens, strawberry, goat cheese all served as a salad. Balsamic dressing to the side.
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Why Make This Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

You will want to add this fresh salad to your to-do list! It’s so crazy good. This salad is made with fresh vibrant strawberries, and flavor packed ingredients that compliment each other in a big way.

This salad has lots of textures from Strawberry, creamy goat cheese and crunchy walnuts. You can customize this recipe in your own way. The homemade balsamic dressing just takes it over the top to a whole new elevated level. You can also dress it with my Lemon Honey Dressing. If you want another simple salad, check out my Mixed Green Salad!

Ingredients Needed To Make This Recipe

Ingredients to make Strawberry goat cheese salad on a counter in small bowls.

Fresh Strawberries. This is the main ingredient to the salad! They add color, sweetness and texture.

Goat Cheese. Creamy goat cheese crumbles make this dish elevated and a little different. Goat cheese has a little tangy flavor to it that pairs wonderful with strawberries.

Mixed Greens. The main portion of the salad is mixed green, you can use any lettuce of choice.

Dressing. This strawberry goat cheese salad has a homemade balsamic vinaigrette that’s easy to make!

All other ingredients and measurements can be found in the recipe card towards the bottom of this post. 

Steps To Make This Recipe

Mixed greens with strawberry goat cheese salad. Balsamic dressing on the side with a spoon.

Step One. Start with make the balsamic vinaigrette. Add all the ingredients into a small food processor or blender and mix. Set aside.

Step Two. Prepare the ingredients for the salad. I like to slice and chop the strawberries so they are different sizes and you get some with each bit, you can do it anyway you’d like.


Step Three.
Combine all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl. Dress with about half of the dressing to start, adding more as desired just before ready to serve and enjoy!

For best results, eat any leftovers of this salad within 2 days of making it. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

Ceramic bowl with mixed greens, strawberry, goat cheese all served as a salad up close. Balsamic dressing to the side. Tea towel under the bowl.

Recipe Variations & Substitutions

Strawberries. Blueberries or raspberries will work great in place of the strawberries.

Goat Cheese. Feta will also work great if you do not enjoy goat cheese.

Walnuts. Pecans, cashews, almonds will also work.

Olive Oil. Avocado will also work great!

Honey. You can substitute maple syrup if needed.

Protein. This salad is great as is, but you can serve grilled chicken, shrimp or salmon over it for a full, satisfying meal.

Recipe FAQs

Will other greens work for this Strawberry Goat Cheese salad?

Yes! Use arugula, spinach or romaine. Be sure to choose a green you enjoy!

What Other Add Ins are good with Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad?

Crispy cooked bacon pieces go excellent in this salad if you’d like more protein.

Recipe Tips

To make this salad in advance, prep all the ingredients and dressing no more than one day in advance. Do not add the avocado or dressing until just before serving for the ultimate freshness.

Taste the dressing as you go! You might want to sweeten it up with more honey or add some extra balsamic for a more bold flavor.

Don’t pour all the dressing at once. You may not need all the dressing at once, so add it slowly.

Make it healthier! Skip the avocado and hemp hearts to cut back calories and fat content. Additionally, you can also use less dressing on the salad to cut calories.

Ceramic bowl with greens, strawberry, goat cheese all served as a salad.

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Ceramic bowl with green, strawberry, goat cheese all served as a salad. Balsamic dressing to the side.
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Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad

Fresh Strawberry Goat Cheese Salad is a great combination of sweet, savory flavors. Made with a tangy homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
Prep: 15 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

Balsamic Dressing

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tbsp honey , *see notes
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp dried basil

Salad Ingredients

  • 6-8 cups mixed greens, about 6 oz
  • 2 cups strawberries, chopped or slice
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ½ cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp hemp hearts , *optional for garnish
  • 1 small avocado, sliced

Instructions 

  • Start with make the balsamic vinaigrette. Add all the ingredients into a small food processor or blender and mix. Set aside. 
  • Prepare the ingredients for the salad. I like to slice and chop the strawberries so they are different sizes and you get some with each bit, you can do it anyway you'd like. 
  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl. Dress with about ½ of the dressing to start, adding more as desired just before ready to serve and enjoy!

Notes

*avocado oil will also work well.
*use any greens of choice! Spinach, arugula, romaine or any variety will work. 
*pecans or chopped almonds will also work. 
Nutrition facts reflect using all of the dressing.
Taste the dressing as you go, you may want more honey or to add more balsamic vinegar. 
For best results, eat any leftovers of this salad within 2 days of making it. Store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1.75 cups of salad | Calories: 580kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 591mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1068IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 98mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Bailey
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 580
Keyword: 15 minute, salad
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  1. This is a keeper! That balsamic was 🤩🤩 chefs kiss!!

    1. So happy to hear this. Thanks so much for making it.