We've been getting some better strawberries in the stores lately - while it is obviously not strawberry season in Minnesota, it is somewhere and they have been so flavorful and juicy! One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is in a salad tossed with other yummy ingredients. Of course you could toss in whatever you might be craving too. I happened to use goat cheese but bleu or feta would also be a good choice. What else can you think of?
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: NA
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/2 cup diced strawberries
- 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
- 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 small bag of baby spinach
- 1 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/2 cup blueberries
- 10 slivers of red onion (or to taste)
- 2 oz. goat cheese (divided into small pieces)
- 1/2 cup candied pecans (I bought pre-packaged)
- Combine all dressing ingredients in a small food processor and blend until smooth
- Divide the spinach onto 4 plates then top with other ingredients and drizzle with dressing
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Be sure to make the dressing too - it's really easy and I bet you have most of the ingredients on hand. If you are short on time, this would pair well with a store bought poppy seed dressing. Either way you will love digging into this!
Stayed tuned, I'm sure in the next couple of weeks, I'll have a new salad to share. I never tire of them and I hope you don't either! Have a great week!!