Strawberry Salad With Strawberry Vinaigrette

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Strawberry salad with fresh strawberries, spinach, feta, bacon and strawberry vinaigrette for a sweet, salty, smoky satisfying salad! 

strawberry salad with stromboli
Strawberry Salad With Stromboli

Strawberry Season

When strawberry season finally arrives, after a long cold winter of zero fresh fruits, I want strawberries in everything I can possibly get them in!

Just up the street from me is a strawberry farm that lays quietly with black tarp over the sleeping strawberry fields during the winter months. The day that tarp comes off, my kitchen is in full swing for my own little strawberry festival of flavors!

strawberry patch visit
Strawberry Patch Visit

Strawberry Salad

No, this is not a fruit salad. This is the most amazing combination of sweet strawberries, salty feta, smoky bacon with a homemade strawberry vinaigrette tossed into a lovely dark bundle of spinach, and a zest of orange on top!

For a complete meal, serve strawberry salad with a homemade Stromboli. A meal with lots of garden goodies!

Strawberry Vinaigrette 

How about a fast salad dressing that is sure to elevate any salad you drizzle it over! Fresh strawberries pureed with garlic, chili flakes, white balsamic vinegar, olive oil rosemary and sea salt. Vinaigrette will last one week in the fridge, so don’t be shy, make a jar full for the entire week of fabulous salads!

strawberry vinaigrette ingredients
Strawberry Vinaigrette Ingredients

How To Make Strawberry Salad

If you are like me, the last thing you want to do at the end of a beautiful day is be stuck in the kitchen for an hour to prepare a meal while the sun is still out. I learned long ago to be smart about spring and summer cooking and do the prep early in the morning and then ‘fa-getta bout it’!

Bacon gets popped in the oven for 20 minutes to bake, drain, then store in the fridge. Spinach washed, feta chopped, strawberries sliced. Strawberry vinaigrette pureed and put in the fridge until dinner.

Come dinner, it’s all ready to toss together and maybe serve with a loaf of Stromboli or a crunchy baguette and maybe… just maybe a Strawberry Daiquiri! 

How To Make Strawberry Vinaigrette

Strawberry Vinaigrette Recipe

Strawberry Vinaigrette is so darn easy! In the blender or food processor, toss a handful of washed and stemmed strawberries, white balsamic or even apple cider vinegar, garlic, chili flakes, yes chili flakes to elevate this vinaigrette with a little heat, salt and fresh herbs, while the machine is running, pour in a little olive oil to emulsify the mixture and you have a fabulous salad dressing!

Other Fabulous Strawberry Recipes At Whisk And Dine

https://whiskanddine.com/strawberry-tarts-recipe/
Frozen Strawberry Daiquiri Recipe

Ingredients Needed

salad ingredients
Salad Ingredients

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Cutting board
  • Chopping knife
  • Large spoon
  • Sauté pan – to cook bacon

Strawberry Salad With Strawberry Vinaigrette

Recipe by Robin DaumitCourse: Salads and Veggies
Servings

4

servings

Strawberry salad with fresh strawberries, spinach, feta, bacon and strawberry vinaigrette for a sweet, salty, smoky satisfying salad!

Ingredients

  • Raw Spinach – 1 lb washed and dried

  • Strawberries – 1 1/2 cups, washed and quartered

  • Feta Cheese – 8 oz cut into cubes

  • Bacon – 1 lb cooked and rough chopped

  • Strawberry Vinaigrette – 1/2 cup

  • Orange – 1 orange for the zest

Directions

  • In a large bowl, place the washed/dried spinach and strawberry vinaigrette. Toss well. Transfer to individual plates or one family size plate.
  • Lay the strawberries, feta, bacon neatly across the top of the spinach. Grate a generous zest of orange across the top of the salad and serve.

Recipe Video

Notes

  •  A great swap-out for the smoked bacon is slices of smoked salmon! 
strawberry salad with strawberry vinaigrette
Strawberry Salad with Strawberry Vinaigrette
 

My Muffin Madness

 

In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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