strawberry feta salad

Strawberry Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

Strawberry Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette comes together in minutes and is a delicious lunch or dinner salad.

You know how I love my spinach salads, especially when there’s an abundance of fresh summer strawberries involved! And especially when it is National Salad Month!

And better yet, in this strawberry salad there’s also a rich balsamic vinaigrette, salty, tangy feta and crunchy, sweet candied pecans involved as well.

In other words, this is one of the best summer salads! It just has the perfect blend of flavors and textures going on and is a perfect way to celebrate National Salad Month.

I was loving every last bite and of course I was heading back for more.

strawberry feta salad

I decided to step outside my comfort zone and try a new salad.  My husband Paul absolutely loves it when I do this.  He is a lover of all things fresh and green.   Adding strawberries, glazed walnuts and making a homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette and adding it to a bowl of mixed greens made this a hit.  The man was licking his lips!  The Balsamic Vinaigrette was not only easy , it was delicious.  We’re going to make Strawberry Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette together so let’s gather the ingredients.

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Strawberry Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • One 5 ounce package mixed greens of your choice
  • 1 cup sliced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • 3 Tablespoons Glazed Walnuts (recipe below)
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

strawberry walnut feta salad

How To Make The Glazed Walnuts For The Salad

Making the Glazed Walnuts took a whole five minutes and was a wonderful addition.  It added a nice sweet crunch to the salad.   To make the glazed walnuts, place 4 tablespoons of walnuts in a heavy duty frying pan. Top the walnuts with 2 Tablespoons of white sugar and stir until the sugar dissolves.  Five minutes later, Voila! You have perfectly glazed walnuts that you can use to top anything you want.

Has it been a while since you have updated your tablespoons? I am obsessed with the Pioneer Woman tablespoons!

 How to Make the Balsamic Vinaigrette

I made the vinaigrette after the salad was constructed.  It has few ingredients and came together in minutes.  Making the Balsamic Vinaigrette is as easy as adding the Dijon Mustard, Balsamic Vinegar and minced garlic to a medium bowl.  Stir the ingredients together to combine them. Add the olive oil to the bowl in a steady stream as you whisk the ingredients together. As you whisk the dressing will thicken slightly. Add salt and pepper to your taste and give it one final whisk.

What fresh fruits go well with a Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing?

If for some reason you can’t have strawberries because of an allergy, you can substitute the fresh strawberries in the recipe for any fruit you like. The following fruits pair very well with this homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • Peaches
  • Nectarines
  • plums
  • apricots
  • cherries mangos
  • apples
  • pears
  • fresh berries
  • mangos

We’ve made the glazed walnuts for our delicious salad, picked the fruit of our choice to add to the salad and will top this delicious combination of flavors with our homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette, the only thing left to do is EAT!  Strawberry Feta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette, it’s what’s for dinner and it’s AMAZING!

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strawberry feta

Ingredients

  • One 5 oz package mixed greens of your choice
  • 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup feta Cheese crumbled
  • 3 Tablespoons Glazed Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Homemade Balsamic Vinaigretta you can use store bought if you prefer
  • Glazed Walnuts
  • 4 Tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Before constructing the salad, make the Glazed Walnuts

  • For Glazed Walnuts – place 4 Tablespoons chopped walnuts in a heavy duty metal pan, ( I used cast iron). Top the walnuts with 2 Tablespoons of white sugar. Over medium heat ,stir until the sugar dissolves. Transfer to a bowl and let cool.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Directions

  • In a small bowl add the Dijon Mustard, Balsamic Vinegar and garlic, stir to combine. Add the oil to the bowl slowly in a steady stream while you whisk. As you whisk, the dressing will thicken. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over salad, refrigerate any leftovers.

 

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