I have always found the whole fruit-in-salad thing really strange. But I am trying to broaden my horizons and thank goodness, because this is amazing. I even made myself another strawberry salad for lunch the next day. You could certainly do this with arugula and I'm sure there are other greens that would go well, but I thought the spinach went really well with all of the other flavors. If you like the ingredients in this, I highly recommend giving it a try - hopefully you'll be as pleasantly surprised as I was. If you're feeding a crowd you'll probably want to double the recipe (at least).
Strawberry Spinach Salad
4.5 ounces (1/2 bag) spinach
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1/4 cup feta (goat cheese would also work)
1/4 cup pecan halves
Juice of one lemon
1 tbsp. olive oil
salt, to taste
fresh pepper, to taste
1. Toss the spinach, strawberries, feta and pecans.
2. Whisk lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper until combined. If you want some extra-lemony dressing add some lemon zest.
3. Pour the dressing over immediately before serving.