Pistachio Strawberry Salad


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This pistachio strawberry salad is the best summer salad ever. Crisp lettuce, fresh strawberries, chewy dried cranberries, green onions, quinoa, a handful of pistachios.

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Strawberry pistachio salad in a bowl with pistachios on the side

This pistachio strawberry salad is a perfect side or summer lunch.

Pistachio Strawberry Salad

There are basics to a strawberry salad, but like a tossed salad, almost anything goes. Here is a list of the basics, with a few tips to make your pistachio salad the best one on the table!

  • Lettuce: Use lettuce, green or red leaf. For a Spinach Strawberry Pecan Salad, swap out the leaf lettuce for spinach (and add pecans instead of pistachios).
  • Berries: Strawberries can be swapped with any kind of berry.
  • Pistachios: Use almonds, walnuts or pecans in place of pistachios.

A Perfect Strawberry Salad

For a really beautiful strawberry salad, keep the lettuce evenly chopped or torn, slice the berries and green onions.

To add extra flavor, roast the pistachios (and all nuts) in a small pan until they are just barely browned and fragrant. Allow them to cool completely before adding to this salad. Cooking nuts makes them crunchier and really enhances their flavor!

Strawberry Pistachio Salad ingredients in a bowl

To Make Strawberry Salad:

  1. Cook quinoa and set aside, make sure it is fully cooled before adding to the salad.
  2. Combine dressing ingredients and refrigerate.
  3. Add cooled quinoa, sliced strawberries, cranberries, sliced green onions, and chopped, roasted pistachios and crumbled feta cheese.
  4. Drizzle dressing over the salad, toss gently and serve immediately.

Strawberry pistachio salad in a bowl with dressing being poured on

What Goes Best With This Salad?

Croutons go great on this salad to give it a little extra crunch. But a side of thinly sliced garlic bread or crackers also works well!

This is definitely a salad that can stand on it’s own as an entrée, but if it’s served as a side, it goes great with pork chops or grilled chicken breasts fresh off the grill!

 

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Review Recipe

Pistachio Strawberry Salad

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
This pistachio strawberry salad is such a flavorful summer dish!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound strawberries
  • 6 cups leaf lettuce washed
  • ¾ cup cooked quinoa
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 3 green onions
  • cup pistachios roasted
  • cup feta cheese crumbled
Dressing
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon fresh basil chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon each salt & pepper
  • ½ cup vegetable oil

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Instructions

  • Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake well and refrigerate.
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl, drizzle with dressing and toss well.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 324, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 356mg, Potassium: 331mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 2230IU, Vitamin C: 47mg, Calcium: 92mg, Iron: 1.5mg
Keyword strawberry salad

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