strawberry & cream salad with white balsamic dressing

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I think this is the first salad recipe I have ever posted. I am not much of a salad girl, though as I get a little older, the appeal of ordering a salad at lunch date with friends does often win over a heavy order of fries. Trying to eat more salads, trying to read more, you know all things that are good for you. The journey of growing up.

20130329-IMG_3556madeyedlinblog.comSome friends of our brought a balsamic, strawberry, and spinach salad a few summers ago for a mid-summer dinner. That was my first interaction with the combination of balsamic and strawberries. What a magical pair they make. This is my own spin on that salad. Featuring chunks of brie, and a spin on the classic balsamic vingerette.

This salad features strawberries, chunks of brie, toasted walnuts, chia, and a perfect white balsamic dressing. The strawberries and the brie on the same fork-full create this grown up kind of cream and strawberries.

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For the salad

Per person:

handfuls of spinich

1 large slice of brie, cut into chunks

about 4 strawberries, sliced

1/8 cup of walnuts, chopped

1 teaspoon chia seeds

 

Toss the walnuts in a cast iron skillet, and toast over low heat until they smell toasty.

Plate the spinach, top with strawberries, toasted walnuts, brie chunks, chia, and finish with white balsamic dressing.

 

White balsamic dressing (makes enough for 4 salads)

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon honey

salt + pepper

Put everything together in a small mason jar, screw on the jar tightly. Shake the jar until dressing is well combine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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