This Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad recipe is the perfect combination of fresh summer berries, feta cheese and toasted nuts.  This is topped off with a delicious Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing for the most amazing summer meal!

Overhead shot of Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad on a cutting board

Berries are the ultimate summer food… sweet & tart, fresh & juicy and so pretty to look at.   There is literally nothing like biting into a fresh juicy strawberry to remind you that the sun is shining outside!

I love incorporating fresh berries into a meal by putting a fresh summery spin on my traditional spinach salad recipe.

Pouring dressing over a bowl of Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad

Salads are a staple around here year round but even more so in the summer and this beautiful spinach salad recipe is definitely one of my favorites!

Tender fresh baby spinach is loaded up with luscious summer berries and toasted nuts for a little bit of richness.  And of course cheese…  because pretty much every dish needs a little bit of cheese.  Both feta and goat cheese are amazing additions to this salad; the saltiness being the perfect balance to the sweet berries.

Bottle of Marzetti Balsamic dressing with bowl of Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad, surrounded by berries and nuts

Since this salad is loaded up with so much beautiful fresh summer produce, I really wanted a dressing that would let the ingredients shine. Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing is the perfect match for this salad; both simple and delicious with a little zip from the vinegar!

The ingredients in the Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing are just like the salad… simple and fresh…  ingredients you know.  You can find Simply Dressed® dressings in the refrigerated produce section.

While this salad is the perfect side dish, to make it into a complete summer meal add in grilled chicken or shrimp. I have added a collection of my favorite berries but grapes, freshly pitted cherries or even slices ripe peaches are all amazing in this salad too!

Overhead shot of Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad with wooden spoons on a cutting board 

Overhead shot of Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad on a cutting board
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Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad Recipe

This Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad recipe is the perfect combination of fresh summer berries, feta cheese and toasted nuts. This is topped off with a delicious Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing for the most amazing summer meal!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients  

  • cup pecans
  • cup almonds
  • 10 oz spinach
  • 1 cup sliced strawberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • cup raspberries
  • 1 cup feta cheese (or goat cheese)
  • ½ cup red onion thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 bottle Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing

Instructions 

  • Toast pecans and almonds until fragrant and lightly browned. Cool completely.
  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Toss with dressing and serve immediately.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 289 | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 476mg | Potassium: 694mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 6845IU | Vitamin C: 53.4mg | Calcium: 313mg | Iron: 3.3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Salad
Cuisine American

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  1. Such a colourful plate of summer, we grow a lot of our own berries although seem to struggle with blueberries for some reason… My favourite in a salad though has to be cherries which I will often pair up with a rich meat like duck or pigeon.

  2. Whoever said that salads are boring, they obsviously have not seen your post. OMG!!! A divinely colourful salad! Healthy, delicious, beautifully presented, l can’t possibly think of a better way to enjoy a salad.

  3. This salad looks wonderful for a hot summer day. The dressing is going on my shopping list.

  4. Spinach, fresh greens, I love fresh greek olives feta cheese, scallions, cucumber, roma tomatoes, berries (any kind really) avacado and splash of greek dressing

  5. My favorite is to add cucumber, apples, strawberry, kiwi, boiled egg, mixture of nuts sunflower seeds, almonds and pecans

  6. This salad is making my mouth water!!! Looks amazing! My go-to summer salad is fresh baby greens, grape tomatoes, feta, dried cherries and a balsamic vinaigrette which is more than likely Marzetti since I’m a huge fan!

  7. Yum, yum, yum, I love salads with lots of greens, spinach, onion, strawberries and lots of candied walnuts with raspberry dressing. What am I talking about just give me any kind of salad, I will eat any kind of salad.

  8. For summer salads, I love a mix of greens, including baby spinach, along with sliced hardboiled eggs, grape tomatoes, shredded carrots, red onion, cucumber, green peppers, bean sprouts, mushrooms, garbanzo beans, feta cheese and various types of dressing, depending on my mood. Sweet, tart or creamy…often Marzetti’s. To top it off, I love croutons and sunflower seeds or walnuts.

  9. Spinach, walnuts, cucumbers, carrots, apples, celery. Sometimes with dressing, sometimes without. Chef salad is great too!! Especially with Marzetti Honey French Dressing!!! :)

  10. I use what is in season, but I love baby greens with strawberries and a light lemon dressing top with a few sunflower seed and grilled salmon and it’s a fresh satisfying dinner.

  11. Gorgeous photos, Holly! The berries just POP! And that pour shot of the dressing, not easy to do…I have flooded my fair share of recipes attempting :) Love everything about this recipe and post!