Spring Salad Love! Strawberry Walnut Salad

Looking for a gorgeous salad for Spring? Our Spring Salad with Strawberries & Candied Walnuts has creamy goat cheese and a bright balsamic vinaigrette that's ideal for any occasion! 

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Spring is here! Whoop! Time for Easter, Brunches, Garden Parties, and Bridal Showers. We also start to eat a little lighter and fresher, so now’s the perfect time to whip out a gorgeous salad that you’ll love forever like our Strawberry Walnut Salad. Ripe strawberries, candied walnuts, and goat cheese all atop a mound of leafy spring greens and drizzled with a light balsamic vinaigrette. Yum, right? Top it with grilled chicken or shrimp and it becomes an amazing dinner salad!

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Strawberry Walnut Salad
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Strawberry Walnut Salad

Our Strawberry Walnut Salad has creamy goat cheese and a bright balsamic vinaigrette that's ideal for any occasion.


    Candied Walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • ½ tsp. cayenne
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 3 cups spring greens
  • ¾ cup candied walnuts (recipe follows)
  • 1 ½ cups sliced strawberries
  • 8 oz. crumbled goat cheese
  • ¼ cup finely sliced green onions
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tbs. Dijon mustard
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 tbs. honey


    Candied Walnuts
  • Make the candied walnuts first so they cool (triple the recipe and use for future).
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the walnuts and cook, stirring, until golden brown and toasted, 3 minutes.
  • Add the sugar and spices and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  • Transfer to a piece of waxed paper to cool.
  • Place all the ingredients for the dressing into a blender or a mason jar with a tight fitting lid and blend well. Set aside.
  • Layer the salad fixings and drizzle the dressing on and toss gently.

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