Fresh Strawberry Spinach Salad w/ Strawberry Vinagarette

I LOVE strawberries, and have been doing quite a bit in the kitchen with them lately. My cart at the grocery store keeps gravitating toward those huge fresh berries for the past month; even though I already have some at home, I can’t help myself. I’ve been working on creating a light, refreshing strawberry vinagarette, and am VERY excited about my finished product. This salad has the perfect blend of sweet, salty, and even a little kick. I’m hope that you enjoy this salad as much as we have! Can’t wait to hear your comments! :)
 

Homemade Strawberry Vinagarette Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of pureed strawberries
  • 1/2 extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 2 dashes of Tabasco (this adds a subtle kick to the dressing; optional if you prefer not to have the kick)

Salad Ingredients:

  • Fresh Spinach
  • Gorgonzola Cheese
  • Slivered Almonds
  • Chicken Breasts (grilled)
  • Homemade Strawberry Vinagarette Dressing

1. Toss the spinach, cheese (optional), and almonds together with a little Homemade Strawberry Vinagarette Dressing.

2. Top with grilled chicken and drizzle a little more Homemade Strawberry Vinagarette Dressing.

*Note: My husband loves Gorgonzola cheese and said it adds such a great salty aspect to the salad. I do not like Gorgonzola, but I found that seasoning the grilled chicken breast with a little seasoning salt can also add that same little bit of salty to such a fresh delcious, sweet salad.

PG
Mackenzie is a follower of Jesus, wife, mama of two toddler boys, teacher at heart, and coffee lover. She was a lower school elementary teacher for over 6 years, with a master's degree in Reading, and is a certificated Reading Specialist. She currently works part-time at a private school allowing her more time at home with her little guys.

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  1. I Love Strawberry Spinach salad. I have not tried it at home, but now that I have the recipe I need to. Will you please stop by and share this on Dare to Share.

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/04/dare-to-share-4.html

  2. This sounds wonderful. I am pinning this for sure. Thanks for sharing!

  3. This spinach salad looks so good! We love the strawberry dressing. We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Hope you’ll be back soon! -The Sisters

  4. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe on Dare to Share. I definitely want to try it soon. I am pinning it on my Recipes to Try Pinterest board so I can make sure to find the recipe when I need it. I cant wait to see what you share this week.

    Pam
    http://pamspartyplanning.blogspot.com/2012/04/dare-to-share-5.html

  5. The strawberry dressing sounds awesome!!! This looks light and refreshing and perfect for a hot summer day when I don’t feel like cooking:-)

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