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Strawberry Walnut Salad and Vinaigrette

Strawberry Walnut Salad and Vinaigrette is the perfect salad when strawberries are ripe. I love all the mixed greens and the vinaigrette.

Strawberry Walnut Salad and Vinaigrette is the perfect summer salad when strawberries are at their peak. The strawberry vinaigrette is wonderful on other salads as well. The fresh mint in the dressing pairs perfectly with the strawberries and chicken. It is truely a craveable dressing.  

You can interchange any nut, cheese, lettuce to fit your preference in this salad. I like to buy nuts when they are on sale and freeze them in 1 cup portions.  

I personally do not like goat cheese so I tend to leave that off or substitute it for fresh mozzarella. 

I found this recipe in my Taste of Home Healthy Cooking 2012 Annual Recipes Cookbook.

Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper and do not add it into the recipe total cost.

Pantry & Spices

  • olive oil
  • white wine vinegar
  • honey


  • fresh mint
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries
  • 1 lime
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 5 oz mixed greens
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • 4 oz walnut

Tip from me

If you want to take the bite out of a red onion try the following:

  • Soak the sliced red onion in ice water for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Drain the onions and pat dry with a clean towel. 

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Complete prep from prep tab above.
  2. Place the fry pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat.
  3. Sauté chicken tenders for 3-4 minutes per side until the chicken reaches 165° F.
  4. Let the chicken rest for 5 – 10 minutes
  5. Add to the salad bowl:
    • 5 oz greens
    • sliced strawberries
    • sliced onion
    • 4 oz goat cheese broken into chunks
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  6. Measure 1.75 cups of salad, 4 ounces of chicken and top with 2 tablespoons of dressing per plate. Enjoy!

This recipe can also be found in Weekly Dinners for 2 under $70 – Menu 7

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