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5 from 1 vote
This light and refreshing keto inspired summer salad is loaded with flavour and fats. The added texture from sweet strawberries, crunchy pecans, tender spinach and tangy goats cheese makes this a satisfying meal.

This is a great lunchtime salad option or can be served as a side salad with an evening meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad
Cuisine: European
Keyword: gluten free, Goats Cheese, salad, Strawberry, Summer, Vegetarian
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 353kcal


For the salad

  • 30 g pecans
  • 60 g baby spinach
  • 1 medium avocado peeled and sliced
  • 4 medium strawberries sliced
  • 3 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • ΒΌ medium red onion finely sliced
  • 30 g goats cheese
  • 1 tsp fresh rosemary finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to season

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil


  • Add the pecans to a dry frying pan (skillet) over a low/medium heat. Toast gently for a minute or two then set aside.
  • Add the dressing ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk together to combine.
  • Add the spinach to a large salad bowl along with the avocado, strawberries, tomatoes and onions.
  • Crumble over the goats cheese and chopped rosemary.
  • Season the salad with a little salt and pepper and toss together to combine.
  • Top the salad with toasted pecans and drizzle with balsamic dressing to serve.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 31g | Fiber: 7g

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