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Strawberry Arugula Salad

Strawberry Arugula Salad is a fresh and healthy salad recipe with arugula, strawberries, red onion, goat cheese, and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette. It’s perfect as a side salad or topped with some grilled chicken as a main dish!

I’ve been having a moment with arugula and I’m not lying when I say it’s the reason I’ve been eating a ton of salads recently! I’ve always liked it but it wasn’t until recently that I had it at a restaurant and realized – I can make salads like this at home! My favorite super simple way to eat it is tossed with cucumbers, Parmesan cheese, and this lemon dressing, but this Strawberry Arugula Salad is my new favorite!

This strawberry salad with arugula is perfect as a side dish but also delicious topped with grilled chicken, for a whole meal.

What You’ll Need

  • Strawberries
  • Arugula
  • Red Onion
  • Goat Cheese
  • Slivered Almonds – or really any nut you like. I think toasted pecans, sliced almonds, and walnuts would all be delicious.
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Maple Syrup
  • Salt

How to Make Strawberry Arugula Salad

To start, make the dressing. In a small bowl or (my preferred method) a mason jar, add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, garlic, and salt. Either whisk well or put the lid on the mason jar and shake well.

Next, assemble the salad. Place the greens on a large platter or in a salad serving bowl. Top with the sliced strawberries, red onion, goat cheese, and slivered almonds. Drizzle with the dressing and then toss lightly. Serve immediately. If you’d like to prep this in advance, simply plate the salad without the dressing, cover, and refrigerate. Then immediately before serving, drizzle and toss with the dressing.

Strawberry Arugula Salad Variations

  • Blueberries, blackberries, sliced apples, or raspberries, instead of strawberries
  • Feta cheese instead of goat cheese
  • Toasted pecans, walnuts, or sliced almonds instead of slivered almonds
  • Spring greens or baby spinach instead of arugula

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Strawberry Arugula Salad

A fresh and healthy salad filled with arugula, sliced strawberries, goat cheese and a homemade balsamic vinaigrette.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arugula, goat cheese, salad, side dish, strawberries
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 386kcal
Author: Taylor


  • 5 ounces arugula
  • 16 ounces strawberries sliced
  • 1/4 red onion thinly sliced
  • 4 ounces crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • In a large salad bowl or platter, layer the arugula, sliced strawberries, onion, goat cheese, and almonds.
  • In a small bowl or mason jar, add the dressing ingredients and stir well until combined. I like to put the lid on a mason jar and shake it to combine the ingredients well.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad, toss lightly, and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!


Sodium: 451mg | Calcium: 153mg | Vitamin C: 73mg | Vitamin A: 1150IU | Sugar: 14g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 415mg | Cholesterol: 13mg | Calories: 386kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fat: 31g | Protein: 9g | Carbohydrates: 21g | Iron: 2mg
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