Strawberry Fennel Salad

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This Strawberry Fennel Salad is a bright and colorful salad that is full of crunchy fennel and juicy strawberries. It is finished off with salty Feta and a homemade vinaigrette.

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Strawberry Fennel Salad

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions; to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required, and to understand the steps and timings involved.

Need a quick and refreshing side dish to add a pop of color and fresh flavor to your dinner table? Look no further than this super quick and easy strawberry fennel salad.

The fennel offers a satisfying crunch, while the sweet strawberries balance the natural saltiness of the Feta cheese.

This salad makes a delicious side dish with fish or chicken, or a light vegetarian meal to enjoy with friends.

Not only does it taste amazing, but it’s also ready in 15 minutes so it’s perfect for those busy weeknight meals.

Strawberry Fennel Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

While most ingredients can be bought in grocery stores, for your convenience, any specialized or notable ingredients (and equipment) needed for this recipe have been listed below and linked to Amazon or other stores if available online. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

  • Fresh ProduceFennel, Strawberries, Baby Spinach, Arugula (Rocket), Basil (optional garnish).
  • Feta Cheesea salty, crumbly, Greek cheese.
  • Rice Wine Vinegar
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Italian Seasoningthis recipe uses store-bought Italian Seasoning, but it is so easy to make your own herb mixes, especially if you already have a bunch of herbs and spices in your pantry already. Just mix equal measures of dried basil, oregano, rosemary, parsley, and thyme. You can also add a pinch of garlic granules or powder as well as red chili flakes if you like. Store in an airtight jar and use in recipes as required.

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Fennel and Strawberry Salad

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Recipe Tips

  • If preferred, toss the spinach and arugula with the salad dressing prior to arranging on the platter.

How Do I Make Strawberry Fennel Salad?

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Fennel and Strawberry Salad Recipe

Strawberry Fennel Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This Strawberry Fennel Salad is a bright and colorful salad that is full of crunchy fennel and juicy strawberries.

Ingredients

For the Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp Italian seasoning
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

For the Salad

  • 2 cups baby spinach, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 cups baby arugula (rocket), rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • 4 oz (100g) Feta cheese, crumbled
  • Sprigs of fresh basil, for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Prepare the dressing by whisking together all ingredients in a glass or other non-reactive bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired. Transfer to a serving container and set aside.
  2. Arrange the spinach and arugula on a serving platter and top with sliced fennel, strawberries, and Feta cheese.
  3. Serve immediately with chilled salad plates and dressing on the side. Enjoy!

    Fennel and Strawberry Salad Recipe
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 262Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 317mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

This site uses Nutritionix to provide estimated nutrition. Nutritional information is always approximate and will depend on the quality of ingredients used and serving sizes. If you need exact calories and macros, please do your own calculations.

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