Strawberry Fields Forever: A Simple Summer Strawberry Pecan Salad

A strawberry pecan salad, good enough to be named after The Beatles’ song. Haha. Seriously though, this strawberry fields salad is really delicious AND easy to make!

Large strawberry salad bowl being passed around a dinner table.

There’s this little restaurant in Atlanta (Folk Art) that has a really good strawberry salad that I always order. Especially during the summer months because it’s light but filling. I’m kind of picky about salads…unless they involve fried chicken. Then, I’m all in.

ANYWAY, when I was putting together meal ideas for a dinner party shoot, I realized that salad I always order would be super easy to recreate at home.

I swapped out a few ingredients from the original, which typically has bacon, tomatoes, etc (I nixed all of those) and added in a few more of my faves (feta and candied pecans).

And now I have a go-to summer salad that is beyond easy to make and is really, really delicious. Click through for the recipe.

Strawberry pecan salad resting on table in wooden bowl.

Strawberry Pecan Salad Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of candied pecans
  • 3-4 cups of fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup of crumbled feta
  • 8-10 cups spring mix greens or baby spinach
  • 1 cup of balsamic vinaigrette (homemade or store-bought)

Strawberry Fields Salad Recipe

This recipe is incredibly easy. Just wash and slice the strawberries thin(ish) – like three to four slices per strawberry.
And then chop the candied pecans, if desired. I left mine whole for more crunch.
Then combine strawberries, greens, feta, and pecans. Add dressing to taste and serve immediately.

Can I make this salad ahead of time?

While it really only takes 5-10 minutes to throw this entire salad together, you can get that time down even more if you prep some of the ingredients in advance.
So, slice the strawberries and store them in an airtight container until you’re ready to make the salad. Then get them out and toss them in with everything else when you’re ready to serve this strawberry pecan salad to guests.

Closeup of a summertime salad recipe made with strawberries and pecans.

Strawberry Fields Salad (Salad Recipe with Strawberries and Pecans)

A strawberry pecan salad, good enough to be named after The Beatles' song. Haha. Seriously though, this strawberry fields salad is really delicious AND easy to make!
Total Time10 mins
Keyword: easy salad, lunch, pecan, salad, strawberry, strawberry salad
Servings: 4
Author: Brittni
Cost: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup candied pecans
  • 3-4 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup crumbled feta
  • 8-10 cups spring mix greens or baby spinach
  • 1 cup balsamic vinaigrette homemade or store-bought

Instructions

  • This recipe is incredibly easy. Just wash and slice the strawberries thin(ish) - like three to four slices per strawberry.
  • And then chop the candied pecans, if desired. I left mine whole for more crunch.
  • Then combine strawberries, greens, feta, and pecans. Add dressing to taste and serve immediately.

Notes

Can I make this salad ahead of time?
While it really only takes 5-10 minutes to throw this entire salad together, you can get that time down even more if you prep some of the ingredients in advance.
So, slice the strawberries and store them in an airtight container until you're ready to make the salad. Then get them out and toss them in with everything else when you're ready to serve this strawberry pecan salad to guests.
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Looking for more salad ideas? Check out three of my favorite summer salad recipes.

9 comments | Click here to reply

I am currently obsessed with Nordstrom Bistro’s Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad and plan to recreate it at home. It is SO good.

Kimberly

Oh wow. I haven’t had it, but that sounds good Kimberly.

Brittni

This is making me so hungry!! I love strawberry salad so much!

Eden Passante

Haha. Thanks Eden. I add strawberries to everything! 🙂

Brittni

That salad looks so good! I’ll have to try making it.
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Courtney Hardy

Let me know how it goes, Courtney. It’s so, so easy to make!

Brittni

This looks so good, the right mixture of sweet & savory & crunchy & freshness! Have to try it!
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Michelle

Thanks Michelle.

Brittni

I had to admit…this is one of the most delicious strawberry recipes i’ve ever tried…The taste and aroma was good and everything went so perfect. Thanks for sharing this

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