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!
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.
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.
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!
Fruit & Nut Spinach Salad Recipe
- ⅓ cup pecans
- ⅓ cup almonds
- 10 oz spinach
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- ½ cup blueberries
- ½ cup blackberries
- ⅔ cup raspberries
- 1 cup feta cheese (or goat cheese)
- ½ cup red onion thinly sliced (optional)
- 1 bottle Marzetti® Simply Dressed® Balsamic Salad Dressing
- 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.
Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
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Delicious! I didn’t have strawberries so just used a little more of the other fruits. I made my own balsamic dressing and it all worked great together. It is going to be my new go-to summer salad
Hi can we replace the spinach with rockets and does balsamic vinegar can be used as a dressing as i dont want to buy the ready made dressing bottles ?
This would be amazing with rocket/arugula. The bottled dressing is a vinaigrette so it has a bit more sweetness but you can certainly make your own balsamic vinaigrette if you prefer.
I like to make a 7 layer salad with mixed salads, hard boiled eggs, cheese, water chestnuts, peas and shredded carrots,with a vinaigrette dressing
I love mixed greens, cherry tomatoes, pepper, tuna, garbanzo beans, waxed beans and a raspberry vinaigrette.
My perfect summer salad has lettuce, tomato, pepper, green apple slices, dried cranberries and a light vinaigrette.