Strawberry Salad Recipes That Will Brighten Your Spring Table

Strawberry Cheesecake Salad
Photo: Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Melissa Gray Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Strawberries are spring's favorite fruit, so we try to use them as often as possible while they're fresh. Though there's nothing sweeter to end a meal with than a big slice of strawberry cake, we're fans of starting one with a strawberry salad, too. If you're on the hunt for a classic Strawberry-Spinach Salad, look no further. Ours is topped with a simple homemade dressing, blue cheese crumbles, and candied pecans so that every bite is sweet, savory, and delicious. Southern cooks will remember our vintage Strawberry-Pretzel Salad Recipe from Grandma's table, and yes, it tastes just as good as you remember. Our Spring Salad with Berries and Bacon has strawberries tossed in the salad and in the homemade dressing drizzled on top. And our Strawberry Caprese is a springy swap for your go-to appetizer. With this roundup of strawberry salads, your appetizer (and dessert!) plate will never be empty this season. Which will you try first?

01 of 08

Strawberry-Spinach Salad

Strawberry-Spinach Salad
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Audrey Davis; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Strawberry-Spinach Salad

This beautifully fresh strawberry-spinach salad can be made into a filling main dish with the addition of grilled chicken, pork tenderloin, or shrimp.

02 of 08

Strawberry-Pretzel Jello Salad

How To Make Strawberry Pretzel Salad Still
Southern Living

Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Jello Salad

Remember this one from Grandma's house? This retro gelatin salad will bring back good memories to the family reunion.

03 of 08

Strawberry-Tomato Salad

Strawberry-Tomato Salad
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

Recipe: Strawberry-Tomato Salad

Hello, summer! This surprisingly delicious combination is the perfect light side to add to your cookout lineup.

04 of 08

Strawberry Cheesecake Salad

Strawberry Cheesecake Salad
Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Melissa Gray Prop Stylist: Heather Chadduck Hillegas

Recipe: Strawberry Cheesecake Salad

This easy, no-bake dessert is the ideal sweet treat for a crowd. Brighten everyone's day at the potluck with this make-ahead recipe that takes basically no effort to throw together.

05 of 08

Spring Salad with Berries and Bacon

Spring Salad with Berries and Bacon
Johnny Autry; Food and Prop Styling: Charlotte L. Autry

Recipe: Spring Salad with Berries and Bacon

This gorgeous salad has just the right amount of sweet and savory flavors. We even added strawberries to the homemade dressing.

06 of 08

Strawberry Caprese Salad

Strawberry Caprese Salad
IAIN BAGWELL

Recipe: Strawberry Caprese Salad

This versatile spring salad can be served over a bed of arugula or atop toasted French baguette slices as a colorful appetizer.

07 of 08

Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad
Jen Causey

Recipe: Fresh Fruit Salad

Fresh mint is just the ingredient that takes this classic fruit salad's flavor profile over the top. It's just the fresh addition your weekend brunch needs.

08 of 08

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Vinaigrette
Photo: Jennifer Causey; Prop Styling: Missie Neville Crawford; Food Styling: Torie Cox

Recipe: Strawberry Vinaigrette

This sweet-tart vinaigrette is the ideal topper for any strawberry salad you whip up this spring. Plus, you can make it two days ahead of when you intend to serve it.

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