Berry Love Salad Recipe

By QualityFood

  • 25minutes
  • 4 servings
  • Overview
  • Ingredients
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This salad is great for the warm weather months of spring and summer when you’re craving a light and fresh recipe. Fresh strawberries are the star of this chopped salad that is topped with a homemade sesame seed dressing and Candied Pecans.

  • 180g baby spinach
  • 1 red onion (small), halved and finely sliced
  • 375g ripe strawberries, sliced
  • 2 avocados, quartered and
  • 120g / 4oz feta, crumbled

Candied Pecans:

  • 1 tbsp (15g) butter, unsalted
  • 3 tbsp white sugar3 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 cup pecans, roughly chopped1 cup pecans, roughly chopped

Sesame seed Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp eschalots (French onion), very finely chopped1 tbsp eschalots (French onion), very finely chopped
  • 2.5 tbsp white wine vinegar2.5 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 5 tbsp olive oil5 tbsp olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp mayonnaise1.5 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp white sugar1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds 
  • 3/4 tsp salt3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper1/4 tsp black pepper

If you’d like to add protein, you could easily toss on some shredded chicken or pulled pork for a more filling meal. To add an extra burst of berry flavor I recommend drizzling raspberry vinaigrette on top. It’s a match made in heaven with this salad. Champagne vinaigrette and lemon vinaigrette would also be wonderful salad dressing options. 

    Step 1

    Place Dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well. Set aside for 10 minutes

    Step 2

    Candied Pecans: Place butter and sugar in a nonstick skillet over medium high. When butter is melted, add nuts. Stir 5 minutes - sugar will go sandy, then eventually melt into a caramel.

    Step 3

    Once sugar melts, cook for 2 minutes then spread pecans out on tray. Cool then break to separate.

    Step 4

    Assemble Salad: Place spinach and onion in a bowl, drizzle with about 3 tbsp dressing, toss.

    Step 5

    Transfer 1/3 spinach in a bowl. Scatter over 1/3 of each strawberry, avocado, feta, pecans. Drizzle with a bit of dressing.

    Step 6

    Top with another 1/3 spinach, strawberries, avocado, feta, pecans, then a bit more Dressing. Repeat once more.

     

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    136.47
    (34.11 per serving)

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    Main Ingredients Main Ingredients

    19.45
    By Lebanese Dairy Co.

    Feta Cheese

    9.98
    0.00
    From Italy

    Baby Spinach

    9.76
    From India

    Red Onion

    3.12
    56.55
    From India

    Shallots

    9.50
    19.50
    By President

    Unsalted Butter

    8.05

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