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Spring Salad with Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette

Here’s a recipe for a great spring salad that can be made quickly with strawberries and other fresh ingredients you can find at your local farmer’s market.

Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Recipe

 

Prep time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4

 

Spring Salad

2 cups baby arugula or baby spinach 

6 cups mixed baby spring greens

1 cup fresh strawberries, washed, hulled, and sliced

½ cup red onion, thinly sliced – optional

½ cup crumbled feta cheese

Fresh ground pepper to taste

½ cup Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette (See recipe below)

1. Place baby greens in a large bowl; if done ahead of time, cover and refrigerate.

2. Toss strawberry slices and onions together gently with greens. Divide salad between four plates and top each with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette and 2 tablespoons crumbled feta.

Fresh Strawberry Vinaigrette

2½ cups fresh strawberries washed, hulled and sliced, OR

a 14 oz. package, frozen unsweetened strawberries, thawed

¼ cup raw sugar

¼ cup seasoned rice vinegar

3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

¼ tsp. sea or regular salt

¼ tsp. fresh ground black pepper – optional

Related: Watermelon Mint Goat Cheese Salad 

Instructions

Place all ingredients for dressing in a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Adjust seasonings, if necessary.

Cook’s Note: Dressing will last up to two weeks refrigerated.

Salad Nutrition Facts: 1 serving 100 calories, 5g fat; 7g carbohydrate; 2g fiber; 7g protein; 20mg cholesterol, 320mg sodium

Vinaigrette Nutrition Facts: 2 tbsp. at 30 calories; 2g fat; 4g carbohydrate; 0g fiber; 0g protein; 20mg cholesterol; 48mg sodium

Reference:  Recipe by SelectHealth Chef Mary E. Ross



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Post Author

Mary Ross

Mary is currently a Marketing Account Specialist and has been with SelectHealth for six years. She spends a lot of her time doing what she loves the most—teaching people how to cook healthy meals.

You can frequently see Mary on local television stations demonstrating how to revamp popular recipes by using healthy substitutions and cooking techniques.