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Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans


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Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans


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Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

This salad can be modified to your family’s tastes by switching the nuts for seeds or the cheese for chicken. The fantastic thing about salads is that kids can make the entire dish from start to finish since it doesn’t involve working with heat


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 10 min




  • 1 bunch fresh baby spinach, washed and dried
  • 1 1/2 cups strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup almonds or pecans (or omit for food allergies)
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (or fruit vinegar, see recipe below)
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons honey
  • Freshly ground pepper and kosher salt to taste
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 to 6 ounces sliced goat cheese or crumbled feta
  • Garnish: 2 to 3 sliced strawberries


KIDS 4 and UP: In a medium mixing bowl, combine spinach leaves, strawberries, and nuts.
KIDS 6 and Up: In a separate bowl, whisk vinegars, honey, pepper and salt. Slowly add in olive oil while whisking to emulsify the dressing.
Pour dressing over greens and toss with tongs.
KIDS 4 and UP: Transfer salad to a serving bowl, sprinkle goat or feta cheese. Garnish with more strawberries if desired. Serve immediately.

Make your own fruit flavored vinegars.


About Julie Negrin


I am a nutritionist, cooking instructor, blogger, and the author of, Easy Meals to Cook with Kids. My website is www.julienegrin.com.




2 Responses to Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese and Pecans

  1. What a great and summery salad with so many options for switching in favorite greens and ripe summer fruits. How about switching in arugula for spinach? blueberries for strawberries? walnuts for pecans? It is a GREAT way to have the kids exercise some choices as they compose a healthy and beautiful dish.

  2. avatar says: Marnie

    This is really good and I appreciate the measurement for goat cheese. I’m not a fan of Feta as it is too salty for me. Did I miss the fruit vinegar? I also really like Liz’s suggestions. This salad has been a stand-by for me for years since I first had it at Whole Foods.

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