Strawberry salads can add a tasty, fresh, and fruity side dish to your meals this Spring. California strawberries can add a sweet and juicy burst of flavor to any salad. They can be the perfect complement to a variety of greens, cheeses, protein, and dressings. At California Strawberries, we work with strawberry farmers growing fresh, healthy strawberries that are hand-picked. Each strawberry picker is trained to pick fresh, ripe strawberries that are ready to be eaten or made into a tasty recipe. Here are a few ideas for strawberry salads to help you welcome spring:
If you’re looking for a salad that could be a main dish for lunch or dinner, consider putting a sweet twist on the classic Niçoise salad with this recipe. The base of our Kale-Strawberry Niçoise salad is fresh kale that is chopped and mixed with olive oil and salt to add flavor and gently tenderize the lush leaves. When topped with fresh strawberries, sweet potatoes, nuts, and a hard-boiled egg), this salad is irresistable! The homemade dressing includeshoneyand French shallots that adds a little sweet and savory kick. Our kale-strawberry recipe is perfect for spring brunches and provides a satisfying mix of carbs, protein, and fiber; everything you’d want out of a light and tasty meal.
Strawberry Basil Quinoa Salad
This simple quinoa salad is perfect for the warmer months! With strawberries for sweetness, avocados for creaminess, and fresh mint for a pop of flavor, it will be a go-to all spring and summer (ok, and all year too!). Bring it to the beach, a potluck or serve it as a side for a fresh, summer dinner!
Because of the quinoa, this salad could easily be served as a main dish just the way it is. To take it to the next level, try topping with grilled chicken or salmon. We think you’ll be glad you did!
Strawberry Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette
Vibrant strawberries add a pop of color and flavor to this leafy-green spring salad recipe. The dish is packed with nutrition from the avocados, cucumbers, cheese, and chicken. We keep the balsamic vinaigrette simple, tangy, and spicy enough to wake you up to the spring sunshine.
The quick meal works for different occasions, including brunch, lunch, and dinner. You can also pack the salad for outdoor trips or camping. It can be a tasty energy-booster in the middle of the day!
Strawberry and Fried Goat Cheese Salad
The Strawberry and Fried Goat Cheese Salad is a delectable choice if you’re planning a family gathering or spring party. The combination of sweet, juicy strawberries alongside savory fried cheese will be sure to please your guests.
The salad offers a satisfying meal experience with crisp, crunchy herb panko and crusted goat cheese to balance the blend of mixed greens. Use a salad dressing of your choice to add more sweet or savory flavor.
From Our Strawberry Farms to Your Table
Our spring salads are delicious, nutritious, and versatile. Whether you need a salad to serve as a main dish or a side dish, for lunch or for dinner, these strawberry salads can deliver.
Each strawberry picker at California Strawberries harvests only the best fruits to deliver delicious berries to your table in any dish you choose. Most California strawberry farmers come from multigenerational farm families who care deeply about the land, people and communities where they live. To learn more about the people who produce your strawberries, please take a few moments to hear their stories.