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Strawberry spinach salad with caramelized hazelnuts

Dreamy salad combination of fruity strawberries, baby spinach, balsamic dressing and caramelized hazelnuts.

Vegan strawberry spinach salad with hazelnuts

Strawberry spinach salad with caramelized hazelnuts, sounds delicious, right? I am definitely a big fan of this and love the combination of sweet strawberries and tender baby spinach. This recipe is just right for when you need it fast. Normally, strawberries are used more in sweet dishes and not so much in salads. But I find them extremely fine in combination with spinach. The balsamic dressing is just perfect with it and the caramelized hazelnuts add the finishing touch. Well, did you get a craving for this very special salad? Then let’s get started together.

Strawberry spinach salad with caramelized hazelnuts

Vegan strawberry spinach salad with hazelnuts
Vegan strawberry spinach salad with hazelnuts

Fruity vegan salads

Let’s take a detailed look at this lovely salad. I make sure the strawberries are organic, as I do with most of the food I buy. The spinach should be a baby spinach variety, or a very fresh young spinach. Once the leaves are too large, they are not easily chewed and may have a bitter aftertaste. Add to this my tried and true balsamic dressing made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, salt and pepper.

Vegan strawberry spinach salad with hazelnuts
Vegan strawberry spinach salad with hazelnuts

To give the salad a special touch, I top it with caramelized hazelnuts. How do I do it? Coarsely chop a handful of hazelnuts and toast in a small skillet over medium heat. Once the nuts start to become fragrant and lightly brown, I add the maple syrup. Now just wait for the liquid in the maple syrup to evaporate and the nuts to caramelize. Ready!

TIP: It is not necessary to use hazelnuts for the salad. I can also imagine pecans or walnuts very well in this dish. What do you think? I look forward to hearing your thoughts at the very bottom of the comments.

How healthy are actually hazelnuts?

Nuts in general are very healthy and I love them in all forms and variations. I find hazelnuts especially delicious because they smell so incredibly good when you roast them. But that’s not all, because they also have health benefits. Here I have summarized the most important points for you:

  • The lecithin content of nuts has a positive effect on memory performance
  • Rich in unsaturated fatty acids, which can have a positive effect on cholesterol levels
  • Very good supplier of B vitamins (vitamin B1, B2, B3, B6, B7 and B9)
  • Rich in vitamin E, which has an anti-inflammatory effect and a positive effect on the immune system
  • Rich in valuable proteins
  • Supply important minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and iron

Ideal with this salad are homemade spelt bread, wholemeal rolls or the gluten-free buckwheat bread.

Alternatively, here is a small selection of other delicious vegan salads:

The strawberry spinach salad with caramelized hazelnuts is:

  • fruity
  • rich in micronutrients
  • caramel-sweet
  • quickly made
  • Easily digestible

Well, do you fancy this delicious, fruity and vegan salad? I wish you a lot of fun in recooking and of course a review at the bottom of this page. If you post a picture, feel free to use the hashtag #veganevibes.

Vegan strawberry spinach salad with hazelnuts

Strawberry spinach salad with caramelized hazelnuts

Summer vegan salad with fruity strawberries, baby spinach and caramelized hazelnuts. The delicious balsamic dressing rounds off the salad perfectly. Quick to make, fruity, delicious and very nutritious. Vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Supplement
Cuisine german
Calories 422



2 Portions (large)



  • 100 g Baby spinach 1 package
  • 250 g Strawberries Stalk removed and cut into slices



  • FOR THE DRESSING Mix a portion of balsamic dressing and set aside.
    1 Portion Balsamic dressing
    Die Zutaten für das Dressing
  • FOR THE CARAMELIZED HAZELNUTS Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add in hazelnuts and toast for a few minutes until they begin to smell fragrant and turn slightly brown. Add maple syrup and wait until the liquid has evaporated and the nuts are perfectly caramelized.
    100 g Hazelnuts, 30 ml maple syrup
    Die Zutaten für den Salat mit den fertigen Dressing
  • FOR THE SALAD Divide the baby spinach and strawberries evenly into plates and drizzle the balsamic dressing over them. Spread the caramelized hazelnuts evenly over the top and serve. Best fresh!
    100 g Baby spinach, 250 g Strawberries, Spelt bread
    Spinat und Erdbeeren anrichten


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Serving: 1Portion (large)Calories: 422kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 10gFat: 31gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 23gSodium: 47mgPotassium: 856mgFiber: 8gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 4714IUVitamin C: 91mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 4mg

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