Yummy Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette: Hello everyone! It’s good to be back after a long break 🙂 I was traveling so much that I couldn’t share my recipes with you all! Anyway, let’s talk about strawberries. Strawberries are probably (Well, maybe not probably but definitely) one of my favorite fruits ever. They are so versatile in the ways we can use them and are so delicious that I kind of love using them as much as I can.
What I’m sharing with you all today is a very refreshing salad that’s pretty light on your tummy and is a very good option for dinner. The freshness of strawberries, cucumber and lettuce; the crunch from the bell peppers and almonds and the hint of tangy sweetness from the balsamic vinaigrette gives this salad a great balance.
Let’s get to the easy recipe now!
- Strawberries: 7-8 big ones, stems removed and cut into quarters
- A handful of chopped red and yellow bell peppers (don’t chop them too small)
- Lettuce leaves: 3-4 leaves, roughly chopped
- Cucumber: ½, cut into thin slices
- 4-5 almonds, chopped
For Strawberry Salad Dressing Balsamic Vinaigrette: (This makes about 1 cup, you can keep it in refrigerator in an air tight jar to use on other salads as well)
- ¼ Cup Balsamic Vinegar
- ¾ Cup Olive Oil
- Honey: 1 tbsp
- Salt and pepper to taste
Add all the Salad ingredients, you can add the almonds either whole or chopped.
For the vinaigrette, combine all the ingredients in a jar with a tight lid. Close the lid and shake it vigorously for 30-40 seconds. Dip a lettuce in the jar to taste the vinaigrette and adjust if more salt, pepper or honey is needed.
Add in 3-4 tbsp of the vinaigrette in the salad and mix well. Serve the salad fresh!