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Strawberry, goat cheese, and arugula salad

Strawberry goat cheese arugula salad

Quick and easy strawberry goat cheese arugula salad recipe made with strawberry slices, crumbled goat cheese, arugula, red onions, spicy pecans, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Course Salad
Cuisine American, Fusion, International
Keyword Arugula, Balsamic dressing, Goat cheese, Spicy pecans, Strawberry, Strawberry goat cheese arugula salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 to 6


  • ¼ medium sized red onion sliced
  • 4 loosely packed cups of arugula leaves
  • 8 oz strawberries sliced (about 1 ½ cups sliced)
  • 3 oz goat cheese crumbled
  • ½ cup spicy sweet pecans homemade or store-bought
  • 1-2 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the red onion slices in cold lightly salted water until ready to use – this will help remove the bitterness.
  • Mix the balsamic vinegar with the olive oil and salt. The easiest way to do this is to put them in an airtight container and shake them until the ingredients are blended.
  • Strain the onions and mix them with the arugula and the balsamic olive oil dressing.
  • Layer the strawberry slices, goat cheese and spicy pecans on top.
  • Toss table-side and serve immediately.


You can also replace the arugula with spinach or regular salad greens. You can use feta instead of the goat cheese.