[Teacher Feature] Cooking With JoJo

Here’s a link to our YouTube video of the recipe: https://youtu.be/8fYYC5TgdOs

JoJo’s Spinach Strawberry Salad with Pickled Red Onions & Balsamic Vinaigrette



– spinach (can also use arugula or spring mix)

– 1/4 red onion or shallot, thinly sliced

– 1-3 strawberries, thinly sliced (can replace or mix with blueberries, blackberries, nectarines, or peaches)

– chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)


– balsamic vinegar

– salt & pepper

– red chili flakes

To finish:

– olive oil, drizzled


– cutting board

– sharp kitchen knife

– small bowl for dressing & pickling onions

– bowl or plastic food storage 


Thinly slice the red onion and place in a small bowl. Pour balsamic vinegar until onions are mostly covered. Add salt, pepper, and red chili flakes; stir to combine. Set aside or store in the refrigerator up to a day ahead for maximum pickle-age!

Thoroughly wash strawberries. Chop off the green tops & thinly slice.

Place spinach in the bowl or plastic food storage container. Add the strawberries.

Use a fork to add the pickled red onions to the salad, then drizzle most or all of the remaining vinaigrette. Finish salad with a drizzle of olive oil and chopped walnuts or pecans, if desired.

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