The combination in this Strawberry Fennel Salad with Orange Vinaigrette is so tasty!
How does a tasty salad sound to go with this spring weather? I'm guessing pretty good. I'm so craving some lighter and healthier foods.
This salad has it all, fresh greens, strawberries, gorgonzola cheese, pecans and even a bit of fennel all drizzled with a freshly made orange vinaigrette. It is so good and your taste buds will thank you!
I'm kind of wishing I did a bit better with eating this winter but you know, the body wants what the body wants and that usually involves heavier carbs.
Now that it is April, I'm planning some lighter dinners and lunches. There's still plenty of time to get back on track - better eating and hitting the gym.
What's on your agenda this spring? Do you like getting back in the yard, planting, biking, walking? It's definitely one of my favorite times of the year when everything is anew again. I even like the rain, well not a lot, but enough to wash away winter's icky stuff.
I think you will really like this dressing too. It's so fresh and would work well on any salad or make a tasty marinade for chicken and grilling.
Still looking for more salads? I've got a few more up my sleeve!
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Spring Salad with Strawberry, Fennel and Orange Vinaigrette
A salad loaded with flavor, crunch and an orange vinaigrette!
- 3 cups salad greens (your choice)
- 4 large strawberries sliced thin
- 8-10 thin fennel slices
- 2 tablespoons gorgonzola cheese
- handful candied pecans
- ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 1 ½ teaspoons honey
- 1 ½ teaspoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon honey mustard
- ¼ olive oil
- On two plates divide the greens, cheese, strawberries, pecans and fennel
- In a small food processor combine the orange juice, honey, mustard, vinegar, salt & pepper (to taste) and mix well
- Drizzle in oil olive and mix until well combined
- Pour over salad dishes
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 410Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 747mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 17gSugar: 36gProtein: 11g
Nutritional information provided is computer-generated and only an estimate. You may want to do your own research with the ingredients listed if you have concerns about health or specific diets.
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Marcie FlavortheMoments says
This salad does sound good to me! I love the addition of fennel, too -- it adds that nice, fresh crunch and flavor that just makes a salad unique. And that orange vinaigrette sounds drinkable! 🙂
Mari Corona says
Deb, love this combo! A must try thanks for share 🙂
Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes says
Mmmm...love strawberries in my salad, and of course the cheese helps. The dressing seals the deal!
What a beautiful spring salad! And the vinaigrette sounds delicious!
Mila Myk says
Oh wow, that sounds lovely!
I hope you will share your recipe with our Link Up - Idea box:
Steph @ Three Loud Kids! says
Mmm this looks really delicious. Im going to have to give this recipe a try!
Cathy Trochelman says
Yes! You know I love my salads and this one will surely be added to the mix!!
The O'D's says
That's my kind of salad...looks delicious!!!
Lisa @ FunMoneyFinds
This salad looks great! I have been loving orange oil on salad and think I would love your orange vinaigrette!
Kimberly Lewis says
Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls
Jamie Sherman says
This is my kind of salad, Deb!
Celeste Meredith says
Your salad looks delicious, sometimes I eat salads for lunch and dinner all week long.
Alison @ Alison's Allspice says
This salad is loaded with spring flavor! I love the vinaigrette too, thanks! I found you at the Sugar and Spice Link Up.
Lynn White says
This looks so good! I'm always looking for new salad recipes. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty!
Joyce MyStayAtHomeAdventures says
Gorgeous salad! I can imagine the flavors! Nice!