Arugula Spinach Strawberry Pecan Salad

This arugula spinach strawberry pecan salad recipe offers a great balance of flavors. It’s fresh and delicious, as well as pretty!

The strawberry arugula salad with balsamic dressing on it

Lainey’s hardy appetite

I’m so not the type of person who goes to a restaurant and orders just a salad. It makes me want to laugh hysterically to even think about saying to the waiter, “Just a salad, thank you.”

Christopher would sit there blinking at me, my family would burst into laughter and someone would have to call the people in the white coats to take me away to a padded room.

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There is one exception. The Cobb salad.  You can see my version here. The reason it is the only exception is because it is a meal in itself. And when I go out to a restaurant, I want a meal, not “just a salad.”

But I will order a side salad like this one. Christopher and I usually share appetizer salads but only if they are bigger salads and not one of those little side salads some restaurants serve. It just wouldn’t do. Christopher would shovel that small salad into his mouth to get his fair share. . . or more.

Ask me how I know!

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How to make strawberry pecan salad

Step one

Gather the ingredients: strawberries, spinach, arugula, tomatoes, cucumber and pecans

Strawberries, spinach, arugula, tomatoes, cucumber and pecans on the table

Step two

Place a big handful of arugula in each bowl. (A)

Step three

Add a big handful of spinach on top. (B)

Arugula and spinach added to the bowls

Step four

Cut the cucumber in slices and add to the salads. (C)

Step five

Add tomatoes to the salads. (D)

Cucumber slices and tomatoes put in the bowls

Step six

Add strawberries and goat cheese. (E)

Step seven

Add pecans. (F)

Strawberries, cheese and pecans added to the salad bowls

Looking good!

All that is left is to dress these beauties with some balsamic vinaigrette dressing and to eat them all up like good girls and boys.

Salad dressing on the beautiful strawberry salad

I hope you enjoyed this strawberry pecan salad recipe!

Christopher and I enjoy eating it.

What is your favorite fruit to put on salad? Leave me a comment as I’d love to know.

And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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The beautiful strawberry pecan salad with balsamic dressing on top

Arugula Spinach Strawberry Pecan Salad

Simple and easy salad that hints at sweetness!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: arugula salad, arugula spinach salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 Salads
Calories: 163kcal


  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 10 slices Cucumber any amount that suits you, cut in rounds and cut in half
  • 10 Grape tomatoes any amount that suits you, washed and dried
  • 4 Strawberries washed, hulled and cut in vertical slices
  • 3 tablespoons Goat cheese any amount that suits you
  • 2 tablespoons Pecan pieces any amount that suits you


  • Whatever dressing you like but Balsamic Vinaigrette is my favorite for this salad


  • Place a large handful of arugula and spinach in each bowl
  • Place sliced cucumbers on each salad
  • Artfully place tomatoes on the salad
  • Place sliced strawberries on each salad
  • Crumble some goat cheese on each salad
  • Sprinkle pecan pieces on salad
  • Pour dressing on salad
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Serving: 1salad | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 567mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 4240IU | Vitamin C: 38.3mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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  1. Mmmm! Strawberries are my favorite fruit and just lovely on a delicious salad – this looks lovely and your pictures are so pretty!

  2. I love the sound of this peppery sweet salad! As always, the photos are gorgeous. My Father-in law comes home with bags of pecans from Georgia every summer! I can’t wait, I’m all out!

  3. What’s not to love about this delicious looking salad. I love all the ingredients in this. Can’t wait to try.

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