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By Foodiewife, A Feast for the Eyes

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (89 Votes)
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 Picture
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Servings 6
Preparation time 5
Cooking time 20

  • DRESSING:
  • Baby spinach
  • Strawberries, sliced
  • Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • Red onion, sliced
  • Grape tomatoes, halved
  • Bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • Danish Blue Cheese, crumbled
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

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Spinach and Strawberries pair beautifully together-- color-wise and flavor

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  • SALAD VARIATION #1:
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  • 1 medium red onion, sliced thin
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