Spicy Strawberry Salad

This Spicy Strawberry Salad is a treat in winter when strawberries start appearing in the stores again, not to mention when strawberries are in season!

There is a surprising amount of kick to this dressing considering the easy ingredients. It comes from the garlic… if you like it really, really zesty crush the garlic instead of mince. If you like it toned down consider reducing the amount of minced garlic.

The feta cheese and raspberry elements in the dressing make it salty and tangy.

It comes together in no time.  You need to toast your almonds but you can do that while you prep the lettuce and strawberries.

Strawberries and grated feta cheese on a bed of greens

This salad is so robust it would make a fantastic side to a nice juicy steak. Check out the choices below!

Strip Loin Steak with Marinade

 

Or this Make Ahead Chicken Salad

Make Ahead Chicken Salad

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Spicy Strawberry Salad
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 included in prep time
Servings
people
Ingredients
Salad
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 3 cups strawberrries cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup feta cheese grated
  • 1 cup almonds
Dressing
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsps brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup raspberry dressing (I used Kraft)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 included in prep time
Servings
people
Ingredients
Salad
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • 3 cups strawberrries cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup feta cheese grated
  • 1 cup almonds
Dressing
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsps brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup raspberry dressing (I used Kraft)
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
Spicy Strawberry Salad
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Rating: 5
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Instructions
Salad
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Roughly crush almonds. I put them in a re-sealable bag and crush them with my rolling pin.
  3. Toast almonds 10-13 minutes. Monitor closely since nuts can burn quickly.
  4. Arrange lettuce, strawberries and feta on a platter.
Dressing
  1. Whisk all dressing ingredients together until well combined.
  2. Top salad with cooled crushed almonds just before serving and drizzle dressing over salad.
Recipe Notes

The garlic is  a lot of what makes this dressing sharp.  If you have any reservations about garlic reduce the amount to 1 clove.

Nutrition Facts
Spicy Strawberry Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Polyunsaturated Fat 17g
Monounsaturated Fat 18g
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 519mg 22%
Potassium 171mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 13g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 99%
Calcium 28%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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