Strawberry Fennel Salad with Homemade Vinaigrette



Ready In:

15 minutes

Prep time:

15 minutes

Cook time:



About this Recipe

By: Linda Eads

This quick and refreshing side dish adds a pop of color and fresh flavor to your dinner table.  Try this super quick and easy strawberry fennel salad.

The fennel offers a satisfying crunch, while the sweet strawberries balance the natural saltiness of the Feta cheese. It comes together in just 15 minutes, so it’s perfect for those busy weeknight meals or a special event.


Dressing Ingredients:

  • ¼ C. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp. Calizo Italian Seasoning
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Salad Ingredients:

  • 2 C. baby spinach, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 C. baby arugula, rinsed and patted dry
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and thinly sliced
  •  1 C. strawberries, sliced

  • 4 oz. Feta cheese, crumbled

    Optional: Sprigs of fresh basil, for garnish


If preferred, toss the spinach and arugula with the salad dressing prior to arranging on the platter.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Prepare dressing by whisking together all ingredients in a glass or other non-reactive bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired.

Transfer to a serving container and set aside.

Step 2

Arrange the spinach and arugula on a serving platter and top with sliced fennel, strawberries, and Feta cheese.

Step 3

Serve immediately with chilled salad plates and dressing on the side.