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Strawberry Walnut Salad and Vinaigrette

This is the perfect summer salad when strawberries are at their peak. You can interchange any nut you like in this salad. I like to buy nuts when they are on sale and freeze them in 1 cup portions.  

I 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 Cookbook but it is also available online

Stove Top

If you have ZERO ingredients then this recipe will cost about $30.70 as of December 2022.

  • If you have a fully stocked pantry this recipe will cost about $20.98.

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

Recipe serves: 4

Serving size: 1 ~ 3/4 cups, 2 tablespoons dressing and 4 oz chicken

Equipment needed: 1 fry pan, bowl and blender

Total time: 25 minutes


Let's grocery shop!

I am assuming you have salt and pepper. It is not included in pantry and spices. If you have a fully stocked pantry there will be a savings of about $9.72.

Pantry & Spices

Total: $9.72 as of December 2022

  • olive oil $2.88
  • white wine vinegar $1.94
  • lime juice $0.96
  • honey $3.94


Total: $20.98 as of December 2022

  • fresh mint $1.98
  • 1 pound fresh strawberries $4.58
  • 1 red onion $0.94
  • 1 pound chicken tenders $5.72
  • 5 oz mixed greens $2.73
  • 4 oz goat cheese $2.67
  • 4 oz walnut $2.36

Let's prep!

Let's cook!

  1. Place the fry pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium heat.
  2. Sauté chicken tenders for 3-4 minutes per side until the chicken reaches 165° F.
  3. Let the chicken rest for 5 – 10 minutes
  4. Add to the salad bowl:
    • 5 oz greens
    • sliced strawberries
    • sliced onion
    • 4 oz goat cheese broken into chunks
    • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  5. 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 Menu 7 – Family of 2

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