top down view of a spinach salad with strawberries, apples and quinoa in a serving bowl.

5 from 2 reviews

This light and healthy salad is dressed with a simple balsamic dressing. It makes for a refreshing lunch or light dinner.


  • 56 oz. fresh baby greens or mix (kale, spinach, chard, arugula)
  • 78 strawberries, quartered
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced (use your favorite type, green or red)
  • 1 cup grapes, sliced in half
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/41/3 cup pecans

Simple Balsamic Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar (white or dark)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon or stoneground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • pinch of mineral salt


Dressing: In a small bowl whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper until well combined.

Salad: In a large bowl add the greens, quinoa, strawberries, apples, grapes and nuts. Pour dressing over salad mixture and toss to combine.

Serve right away and enjoy!

Serves 3 – 4


The pecans were delicious here, but feel free to use walnuts halves, slivered almonds, pepitas or hemp hearts if you prefer.

For variation, try this Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing in place of the balsamic vinaigrette.