Emily's Strawberry Balsamic Salad


This sweet, tangy salad has lots of plate appeal with its colorful ingredients. Make the dressing in advance if you choose.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • 1 small shallot, peeled and chopped

  • 2 small cloves garlic, peeled

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • 1 head red lettuce leaves, rinsed, dried, and torn

  • ½ small red onion, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-wide slivers

  • ¼ cup sliced almonds, lightly toasted

  • 1 pint fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced

  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese


  1. To make the dressing, place the balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, shallot, garlic, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a mini food processor. Pulse until blended. Slowly pour in the olive oil, and pulse again until thoroughly blended. Set aside or refrigerate until needed.

  2. Divide lettuce between 6 serving plates, and top with red onion, almonds, strawberries, and feta cheese. Serve dressing on the side.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

275 Calories
23g Fat
15g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 275
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 29%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 441mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 39mg 193%
Calcium 106mg 8%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 284mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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