Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Red, White & Blue Salad with Fresh Strawberry Dressing

This salad is SO good and just perfect for the sultry days of summer, those patriotic holidays in particular because of the red, white, and blue. It is a snap to toss together using spinach, fresh strawberries, fresh blueberries, and a sprinkling of bleu cheese (or any crumbled white cheese of your choice, feta, for example). What knocks this out of the park is the fresh strawberry dressing. You'll need a small blender or processor in order to properly pulverize the strawberries, but the dressing, like the salad, goes together in a breeze. Make lots of this one. People are going to love it!
Fresh Strawberry Dressing

1/2 cup fresh strawberries, halved or quartered depending upon size
1/2 Tablespoon granulated sugar
2 Tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon dry mustard

Place all ingredients into a bullet (or any similar) blender and whir for 30-45 seconds. Drizzle over salad and toss. Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

This dressing is equally good on any type of salad that you enjoy, whether fruitful, or fruitless. :-)

10 comments:

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Yum! This looks so good and healthy, and I love the patriotic theme! Pinning this - thank you, Pattie! x Karen

Southerncook said...

This dressing sounds so good, I will be making this salad this weekend.

Carolyn

Julie's Lifestyle said...

I love this salad! Thanks for sharing this recipe to make it at Cooking and Crafting with J&J! :)

thepaintedapron.com said...

This dressing sounds divine! Going to make it today!
Jenna

Jessica Pelasky said...

This looks pretty AND delicious! :)

I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for Recipes and Crafts: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations!
Your recipe will be featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great day!
Come Back Soon,
Miz Helen

Lynn said...

The dressing sounds amazing, we'll give it a try:@)

Rita C. said...

Pattie, this looks wonderful, and I appreciate the easy factor, especially when hosting a crowd! Saw it featured on Foodie Friday and came right over.
Rita C at Panoply

JES said...

What a neat and healthy salad and theme! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! We hope to have you share today for the new link up this week! :)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Pattie, Balsamic vinegar is so delicious with strawberries and your recipe must be excellent with the addition of the mustard! This salad will be a perfect side for Independence Day picnics! Linda