{recipe} Strawberry Arugula Salad with Feta and Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

The last of the strawberries are in season, so I thought I would share this easy and delicious summer salad with you. It’s colorful, fresh, and always a crowd pleaser! The sweet strawberries, creamy avocados, salty feta, and earthy arugula are a great combination.

I like to make my balsamic vinaigrette with a creamier texture than I can get with just a whisk or a fork. To achieve that effect, I mix the dressing ingredients in a blender. The oil emulsifies and makes the dressing thicker and creamier. Delicious!

Strawberry Arugula Salad with Feta and Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

serves 2 as a main course, or 4 as a side dish


  • 5-6 cups arugula or baby arugula leaves, washed and dried
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • 1 avocado, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (can use more if desired)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp brown sugar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Arrange arugula on a plate or in a bowl and top with strawberries, avocados, and feta.
  • Put vinegar, mustard, olive oil, sugar, and salt and pepper in a blender and mix until creamy.
  • Drizzle dressing over salad plate or lightly toss everything together in a bowl. Serve immediately.
  • You may have extra dressing, which you can save in the fridge for 1-2 weeks in a jar or closed container.


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1 Response

  1. Cate says:

    Made this for a small dinner for friends and it was delicious. Everyone enjoyed it, even my husband who usually hates fruit in salads. Highly recommend it.