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Strawberry Salad with Mojito Vinaigrette


strawberry salad on blue and white tablecloth with bottle of dressing

Today is day 2 of BBQ Week and I hope you are enjoying it as much as I am!  I like to see green salads at barbecues, because they go well with so many things. I especially like them when they’re paired with fruit, like strawberries.  

I searched my Pinterest boards and this Strawberry Salad with Mojito Vinaigrette from Taste of Home caught my eye. The dressing comes together so quickly in the blender.  It really makes emulsifying the oil into the rest of the ingredients so easy.  The dressing is a beautiful pink color, and is absolutely delicious.  

The local farms have just started opening up and their spring greens blends have been amazing.  Most grocery stores carry them now as well, but you can just use baby spinach if you can’t find it.  I swapped out the walnuts for pecans because I’m just not a fan.  I toasted them, because it helps to bring out the flavor and keeps them crunchy longer. 

overhead shot of strawberry salad on a white plate with bottle of dressing


I omitted the goat cheese because I couldn't locate any.  To be honest, I didn't really miss it.  You could also go with a feta if you're a fan, or even some shredded Parmesan. You could make this a heartier dish by adding some grilled chicken or steak.  It’s a great accompaniment with hamburgers or hot dogs too. 

Strawberry salad with dressing on white plate with copper fork

Be sure to go and see what the other #BBQWeek bloggers are sharing today by using the links down below!  You can also keep up with all the great dishes on the Pinterest board!

Strawberry Salad with Mojito Vinaigrette


Yield: 5
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ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 4 fresh strawberries, hulled
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Dash pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
SALAD:
  • 1 package spring mix salad greens (5 ounces)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (omitted)
  • 1/4 cup pecans (toasted or candied)

instructions:

How to cook Strawberry Salad with Mojito Vinagrette

  1. In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Set aside.
  2. Divide salad greens among five salad plates; top with strawberries, onion, cheese and walnuts. Drizzle with vinaigrette.
Source:  https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/strawberry-salad-with-mojito-vinaigrette/
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Comments

  1. Loving that dressing. Still too early here for the Farmer's Markets but only another week or two!!

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  2. Love this beautiful salad, and the dressing is definitely a "must try". It sounds fantastic!

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  3. This dressing sounds heavenly and just right for hot summer!!!

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  4. That's great that you put the strawberries in the dressing, too. It looks and sounds so bright and perfect for summer.

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  5. This is my kind of summer salad. That vinaigrette sounds amazing!

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