Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Candied Walnuts, Feta, and Pomegranate Seeds
We had friends over for dinner and for the main dish my friend and I served this pasta. I looked through the refrigerator to see what I could use to make a salad and found spinach, romaine, strawberries, feta, and pomegranate seeds. Instead of croutons or pine nuts, which I usually use in salads, I decided to grab some walnuts from the pantry and toast them with a little sugar and cardamon to give them a slightly sweet taste. I tossed all of the ingredients together with a Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette. The salad was a big hit with the adults and the kids and we all enjoyed the crunchy nuts combined with the sweet strawberries and the salty and creamy feta. Everyone especially loved the pop the pomegranate seeds gave to this delicious and beautiful salad.
How to Make a Spinach Salad with Strawberries, Candied Walnuts, Feta, and Pomegranate Seeds
Make the Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette then set it aside.
Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the walnut pieces, sugar, and cardamon. Stir often until the sugar caramelizes and sticks to the pecans and the walnuts are toasted. Remove from the heat and let cool.
Combine the spinach and romaine lettuce in a large serving bowl. Top with sliced strawberries, cooled walnuts, feta cheese, and pomegranate seeds. Toss with the vinaigrette and serve immediately. Enjoy!
- Salad Bowl
- ½ cup of walnut pieces
- 1 tsp of white sugar
- Pinch of cardamon
- 3 cups of baby spinach
- 2 cups of romaine lettuce chopped
- 1 cup of sliced strawberries
- 2-3 tbsp feta cheese
- 2-3 tbsp pomegranate seeds
- Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette see recipe link above
- Make the Balsamic Dijon Vinaigrette then set it aside.
- Heat a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the walnut pieces, sugar, and cardamon. Stir often until the sugar caramelizes and sticks to the walnut and the walnuts are toasted. Remove from the heat and let cool.
- Combine the spinach and romaine lettuce in a large serving bowl. Top with sliced strawberries, cooled walnuts, feta cheese, and pomegranate seeds. Toss with the vinaigrette and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Looks fabulously delicious! I love that combination in a salad!
This sounds so good, will make this salad.
This looks amazing! I love salad. PS-I love everything about your blog-thanks for sharing all your recipes, and the pictures 🙂
Looks fresh and delicious!
Beautiful salad with such great flavors!
I love thaat combination in salad, I made a similar salad yesterday in “Mi cocina”.
Your salad looks delicious, great salad, great flavors.
You are back! I’m so happy you are feeling well enough to blog again, Pam! This salad looks so delicious. I love everything about it!
You always have the best stuff just hanging out in the your fridge!! I love salads with strawberries in it… this is like bringing a little summer to your table!
I love how you put together all these ingredients from what you had in the fridge!
Mm spinach & strawberry salad is my absolute favorite.
I love any salad with fruit! This looks delicious.
this is just gorgeous! all the components of a delicious salad!
I would be excited to eat salad all the time if I knew this was on the menu! Love the fruity additions.
What a nice, unusual salad! I’ll bet your friends love coming to dinner at your house!
This sounds like a great salad!
Beautiful salad! I love all the different textures & flavors!
A delightful salad, esp. in this time of year.
First time commenter but I have read your blog for a long time. I had major back issues for years and ended up with back surgery. I know that many back issues can be resolved with Physical Therapy, and much less invasive procedures, so if you need someone to ask, I would be happy to answer any questions. I became quite the back expert. Back pain is so debilitating. I am sure you won’t be advised to do it, but honestly, any type of back surgery is the very, very last resort. Hope you feel better and I am going to make this salad and pasta dish this weekend.
Wow, this salad looks absolutely stunning! I’m definitely going to have to try it sometime this week.
What an easy and refreshing Salad this is. Perfect for the hot Perth weather 🙂
as salads go, this is one of the prettiest ever made! pomegranate arils are magical, and i could eat candied pecans until my belly burst. 🙂
Spinach is fantastic but I run into one problem with fresh spinach sometimes. I looked into it and found out that it wasn’t just me! http://www.scienceworld.ca/swog/why-does-spinach-make-my-teeth-feel-funny
The salad looks fantastic. I’m pretty sure those are walnuts that you used though, not pecans. Can’t wait to try this out.
I LIKE THIS RECIPES