Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Strawberry Feta Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Spring time is just around the corner... what a better way to add a little color and zing your Easter spread than this healthy and delicious salad?

Turn it into a main course by topping with grilled chicken breast or shrimp, serve as a side dish to jazz up your week night dinner, or keep it just the way it is for a light lunch.


1/2 head of green leaf lettuce
1 bag of mixed baby greens
1 carton of strawberries
1 c. Feta cheese

for the citrus vinaigrette

1/2 c. extra virgin olive oil
2 T red wine vinegar
zest of 1/2 of an orange
juice of 1 orange
salt and pepper to taste


for the vinaigrette...

in a small bowl add the vinegar, orange zest, juice and salt/pepper. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until emulsified. Set aside

rinse the green leaf lettuce and mixed greens, add to a large bowl and hand toss with paper towels (or use a salad spinner) to remove any excess water, set aside

rinse the strawberries, cut the tops off then cut in half width wise and then slice into small chunks

add 1/2 of the cut up strawberries and 1/2 of the feta cheese to the mixed greens
drizzle about 2 T of the citrus vinaigrette over the salad and toss, you can always add more dressing If desired
top the salad with the remaining strawberries and feta cheese, serve immediately

as a side dish 6-8 servings
as a main dish topped with a protein about 4 servings

1 comment:

  1. awesome dish. I don't really even like strawberries, but the citrus vinaigrette and the feta make everything blend well for a fresh take on a side salad.