Baby Spinach with Fresh Berries, Pecans and Goat Cheese in Raspberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Jennifer Segal

Think fresh berries are just for breakfast or dessert? Think again—they make an elegant addition to this salad of baby spinach, pecans, and goat cheese. The raspberry vinaigrette is fruity, tart, and sweet, and perfectly complements the berries.

Recipe Facts

Active: 20 mins
Total: 20 mins
Serves: 4 servings

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For the Dressing:

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons raspberry vinegar

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 6 tablespoons neutral oil (such as canola or vegetable)

  • 1 tablespoon finely minced shallots (about 1 small shallot)

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the Salad:

  • 1 (6-ounce) bag baby spinach (about 6 cups)

  • 2 cups (1 pint) strawberries, stemmed and sliced

  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) blueberries

  • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted

  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled


  1. Combine vinegar, honey, mustard, oil and shallots in a small sealable container and shake vigorously to emulsify. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Alternatively, combine vinegar, honey, and mustard in a medium bowl. Whisking constantly, slowly drizzle in oil until emulsified. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the baby spinach, strawberries, blueberries, and pecans. Add the dressing little by little and toss until greens are well-coated. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Sprinkle crumbled goat cheese over salad and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
473 Calories
36g Fat
34g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 473
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 36g 47%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 340mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 68mg 338%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 483mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)